an important member of the class of synthetic organic polymers, composed of long-chain molecules prepared by a chemical reaction in which many ... [6 related articles]
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Polystyrene (n; IUPAC poly(1-phenylethene-1,2-diyl)) also known as Thermocole, abbreviated following ISO Standard PS, is an aromatic polymer made from the monomer styrene, a liquid hydrocarbon that is manufactured from petroleum by the chemical industry. Polystyrene is one of the most widely used p...
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A synthetic, organic polymer, composed of long chains of the aromatic compound styrene (C6H5CH=CH2). Polystyrene is a strong thermoplastic resin, acid- and alkali-resistant, non-absorbent, and an excellent electrical insulator. It ...
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A colorless, transparent thermoplastic that is commonly used to make foam board or beadboard insulation, concrete block insulation, and a type of loose-fill insulation, which consists of small beads of polystyrene. Molded expanded polystyrene (MEPS) – more commonly used for foam board insula...
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polystyrene (pol"ēstī'rēn) , widely used plastic; it is a polymer of styrene. Polystyrene is a colorless, transparent thermoplastic that softens slightly above 100°C (212°F) and becomes a viscous liquid at around 185°C (365°F). It is resistant to acids, alka...
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Polystyrene is a thermoplastic polymer mass-produced since 1930. Polystyrene is easy to mould, it is inexpensive, machines well, and possesses excellent transparency, but is structually weak. It is used to manufacture inexpensive packaging materials, especially when expanded (styrofoam), and in the ...
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Type of plastic used in kitchen utensils or, in an expanded form, in insulation and ceiling tiles. CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) were used to produce expanded polystyrene but have been replaced by alternatives
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1) A polymer of styrene 2) Cinnamene 3) Phenylethylene 4) Styrene 5) Vinylbenzene
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