A colorless liquid that is often used as a monomer for Polystyrene and polyester resins. Methyl styrene polymerizes with heat or catalysts. It is also acts as a solvent for polyester resins, such as Bio-Plastic® (Wards Natural Science).
Synonyms and Related Terms
isopropenyl benzene; 2-phenylpropene
Soluble in benzene. Insoluble in water.
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 118.2|
Hazards and Safety
Combustible. Moderate fire risk. Flash point = 54C Explosive limits in air 1.9-6.1% Moderately toxic by inhalation and skin contact.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 627
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- Michael McCann, Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979