Divinylbenzene Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Divinylbenzene Properties


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Divinylbenzene consists of a benzene ring bonded to two vinyl groups. It is related to styrene (vinylbenzene) by the addition of a second vinyl group. Divinylbenzene, as it is usually encountered, is a 2:1 mixture of m- and p-divinylbenzene, containing also the corresponding ethylvinylbenzene isomers. It is manufactured by the thermal dehydrogenation of isomeric diethylbenzenes. When reacted together with styrene, divinylbenzene can be used as a reactive monomer in polyester resins. Styrene and divinylbenzene react together to form the copolymer styrene-divinylbenzene, S-DVB or Sty-DVB. The resulting cross-linked polymer is mainly used for the production of ion exchange resin.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colourless liquid
Boiling Point 195°C
CAS Number 1321-74-0
Density 0.919 g/ml
EINECS Number 215-325-5
Melting Point -66.9 - -52°C
Molar Mass 130.19 g/mol
Molecular Formula C10H10
RTECS Number CZ9370000
Refractive n20/D 1.561
Solubility Insoluble
Synonyms Benzene,Divinyl-;Diethenylbenzene;Divinylbenzene;Vinylstyrene;DVB
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