CAS Number: 100-41-4. A liquid hydrocarbon that is usually made from benzene and ethylene and is used primarily in the manufacture of styrene. Chemical formula = C8H10. Molecular weight = 106.16 g/mol. Learn More...
Ethylbenzene is formed by combination of ethylene and benzene, and is then dehydrogenated to styrene for use in the production of plastics and synthetic rubber.
A component of gasoline, but also a major breakdown product or pyrolsis product given off when certain polymers are heated.
A colorless organic liquid with a sweet, gasoline-like odor. Used to make styrene. Exposure to high levels can cause drowsiness, fatigue, headache and mild eye and respiratory irritation. Lifetime exposure can cause damage to liver, kidneys, central nervous system and eyes.
Ethylbenzene is an organic chemical compound which is an aromatic hydrocarbon. Its major use is in the petrochemical industry as an intermediate compound for the production of styrene, which in turn is used for making polystyrene, a commonly used plastic material. Although often present in small amounts in crude oil, ethylbenzene is produced in bulk quantities by combining the petrochemicals benzene and ethylene in an acidically-catalyzed chemical reaction.