IUPAC Name: Phenylethylene

MCL: 0.1 ppm

Source: Used in the production of rubber and plastics. May occur as an environmental contaminant from industrial discharge.

Summary: Styrene is an organic compound commonly referred to as vinylbenzene, ethenylbenzene, phenylethylene, and cinnamene. It is used extensively in the production of rubber, plastic, insulation, fiberglass, pipes, food containers, and automobile parts.It is a colorless liquid at room temperature that is soluble in water up to 300 mg/L at 25 C. It has a density of 0.9016 g/mL at 25 C. It is corrosive to copper. Styrene is classified by the EPA as a Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAPs). A Koc value of 912 indicates low mobility within soil. Bioaccumulation is expected to be moderate. Biodegradation and volatilization from soil and water is expected to be a major method of natural removal.


GHS Hazard Statement: H226, H303, H304, H315, H319, H332, H335, H336, H341, H351, H360, H361, H361d, H370, H372, H400, H411, H412, GHS02, GHS07, GHS08, GHS09