Ball-and-stick model of the styrene monomer.
Styrene, also known as vinylbenzene, is a colorless, oily, toxic, liquid hydrocarbon, important as a monomer (building block) of polystyrene. It is also a monomer of styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR), the artificial rubber most commonly used in pneumatic tires. Styrene, a derivative of benzene, is found in coal tar and essential oils.
|melting point||-30.0°C (243.15°F)|
|boiling point||145.2°C (293.4°F)|