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Styrene Properties

Styrene

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Description

 

Styrene is the precursor to polystyrene and several copolymers. The presence of the vinyl group allows styrene to polymerize. Commercially significant products include polystyrene, synthetic rubber and resin. Styrene is predominantly used in rubber, plastic, insulation, fiberglass, pipes, automobile and boat parts, food containers, and carpet backing.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colorless Oily Liquid
Boiling Point 145 °C
CAS Number 100-42-5
Chemical Composition Benzene-->Carbomer 940-->Ferric oxide -->Platinum
Density 0.909 g/cm3
Dipole Moment 0.13 D
EINECS Number 202-851-5
IUPAC Name Styrene
InChI 1/C8H8/c1-2-8-6-4-3-5-7-8/h2-7H,1H2
InChIKey PPBRXRYQALVLMV-UHFFFAOYAB
Melting Point -30 °C
Molar Mass 104.15 g/mol
Molecular Formula C8H8
NFPA 704 H-2, F-3, R-2, C-NA
RTECS Number WL3675000
Refractive 1.546 n/D
Related Compounds Ethylbenzene
Solubility Insoluble
Synonyms Vinyl Benzene;Cinnamene;Styrol;Phenethylene;Phenylethene;Diarex Hf 77;Styrolene;Styropol;Styrol;Styrene Monomer;Phenylethylene;Vinylbenzene;Fema 3233;Ethenylbenzene
Viscosity 0.762 cPs