Para-Methylstyrene: A New Commercial Monomer for the Styrenics Industry

  • Warren W. Kaeding
  • George C. Barile
Part of the Polymer Science and Technology book series (POLS, volume 25)


Styrene was first discovered in 1839 as a distillation component of balsam oil by E. Simon (1), who recorded the name “styrol” for this substance. It was accompanied by a sticky, viscous material which we can now safely assume was the corresponding polystyrene. This discovery began a field of chemistry that has evoked intense academic and industrial interest for over a century and whose fascinating early history is recorded in Boundy and Boyer’s treatise on styrene (2).


Unsaturated Polyester Isomer Distribution Resin Type Para Isomer Meta Isomer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Warren W. Kaeding
    • 1
  • George C. Barile
    • 1
  1. 1.Mobil Chemical CompanyEdisonUSA

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