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Phenylethylene; the monomer from which polystyrenes, plastics, and synthetic rubber are made; together with divinylbenzene (for cross-linking), it is the basis of many synthetic ion exchangers.


C8H8, a colorless aromatic liquid hydrocarbon used to make plastics, polymers, rubber, and other materials used in the building industries.


It is a carcinogen.
CAS # 100-42-5
Synonym: ethenylbenzene; vinyl benzene
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