styrene

Styrene, also known as ethenylbenzene, vinyl benzene, and phenylethene, is an organic compound with the chemical formula C6H5CH=CH2. This derivative of benzene is a colorless oily liquid that evaporates easily and has a sweet smell, although high concentrations have a less pleasant odor. Styrene is the precursor to polystyrene and several copolymers. However, styrene also occurs in the environment and is a natural component of many common foods, such as coffee, strawberries and cinnamon. Some...