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Definition of "styrene" [styrene]

  • A colorless oily liquid, C6H5CH:CH2, the monomer for polystyrene. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "styrene" in a sentence
  • "However, near-term styrene production is uncertain since the production outlook is a mix of start-ups and permanent closures, according to ICISnews. com, which notes that Dow Chemical is expected to end styrenic operations at its Freeport, Texas, petrochemicals plant next week while IneosNova is planning a restart of its Texas City, Texas, plant in January."
  • "Chemical makers from Germany's BASF SE, the world's largest, to Dow Chemical Co., the largest in the U.S., are trying to sell low-margin assets such as styrene, which is used to make plastics."
  • "A resin being used in the process contains a substance called styrene, which smells like a strong epoxy or paint but officials say isn't harmful."