Styrene

ethenyl benzene, phenylethylene, styrene monomer, styrol, vinyl benzene

How to detect Styrene

Formula: C8H8 | CAS: 100-42-5

Synonyms: ethenyl benzene, phenylethylene, styrene monomer, styrol, vinyl benzene

Styrene is chiefly used in the manufacture of polystyrene, with large quantities used in copolymerisation with for example butadiene and acrylonitrile, to form a number of plastic and rubber materials.

Specification

SpecificationValue/Information
FormulaC8H8
CAS no.100-42-5
Gas Response Factor, 11.7 eV0.5
Gas Response Factor, 10.6 eV0.45
Gas Response Factor, 10.0 eV0.52
ppm per mg/m⁻³, (20 °C, 1 bar)0.231
Molecular Weight, g/mole104.0
Melting point, °C-31
Boiling point, °C145
Flash point, °C31.1
Upper Explosive Limit, %6.1
Lower Explosive Limit, %1.1
SpecificationValue/Information
Density, g.cm⁻³0.909
Ionisation Energy, eV8.4
EH40 TWA, ppm100
EH40 TWA, mg.m⁻³430
EH40 STEL, ppm250
EH40 STEL, mg.m⁻³1080
NIOSH ST, ppm100
NIOSH TWA REL, ppm50
NIOSH ST, mg.m⁻³425
NIOSH TWA REL, mg.m⁻³215
NIOSH IDLH, ppm700
OSHA TWA PEL, ppm100

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