Styrene, also known as vinylbenzene, cinnamene, phenylethylene, and ethenylbenzene, is used in plastics. Its structure and properties are shown in Table 1. Styrene is produced primarily from dehydrogenation of ethylbenzene. In 1982, U.S. production of styrene totaled 5.9 billion lb (2.7 billion kg).


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  • George W. Ware
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  1. 1.College of AgricultureUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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