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Empirical formula: C8H8
a: 15.690 Å
b: 10.585 Å
c: 7.574 Å
α (alpha): 90.00 °
β (beta): 90.00 °
γ (gamma): 90.00 °
Volume: 1257.99 Å3
Space group: Pbcn
Calculated density: 1.100 g/cm3
Color: colorless
Z: 8
Temperature: -153.0 °C
Formula weight: 104.152 g/mole
R(F): 0.0376
Common name: phenylethylene
Common name: cinnamene
Common name: ethenylbenzene
Common name: phenylethene
Common name: vinylbenzene
Common name: Styrene
CSD refcode: ZZZTKA02
Keyword: plastics
Keyword: rubber
Keyword: insulator
Short description: Styrene is used in the manufacture of plastics, synthetic rubber and insulators.
Citation of a publication: A.D.Bond, J.E.Davies, Acta Crystallogr.,Sect.E:Struct.Rep.Online , 57, o1191, 2001
Layman's explanation: Styrene is a colorless to yellowish, oily liquid with a sweet, floral odor in the pure form but usually contains aldehydes that produce an extremely penetrating smell, that is sharp and unpleasant. The styrene monomer can be manufacture in many different techniques for commercial production but the most important are dehydrogenation of ethylbezene and the oxidation of ethylbenzene to ethylbenzene hydroperoxide. Styrene is used in the manufacture of plastics, synthetic rubber, polymer resins and protective coatings as insulators. Styrene is also used as a dilutant to reduce viscosity of uncured resin systems. In addition, it is used in dental fillings, as a component in agricultural products, as stabilizing agent and as a chemical intermediate. Styrene polymer is used in the manufacture of photocopier toner. Styrene will corrode copper and copper alloys.
Lab name: Common molecules
Sample provider: Obtained courtesy of the Cambridge Structural Database
Status: Complete, visible to public
Repository Files:
52032.cif 52032.crt 52032.pdb

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