Ethylbenzene is an amoebic admixture with the blueprint C6H5CH2CH3. It is a awful flammable, achromatic aqueous with an odor agnate to that of gasoline. This monocyclic ambrosial hydrocarbon is important in the petrochemical industry as an average in the assembly of styrene, the forerunner to polystyrene, a accepted artificial material. In 2012, added than 99% of ethylbenzene produced was captivated in the assembly of styrene. Ethylbenzene is aswell acclimated to accomplish added chemicals, in fuel, and as a bread-and-butter in inks, elastic adhesives, varnishes, and paints. Ethylbenzene acknowledgment can be bent by testing for the breakdown articles in urine.
Ethylbenzene is a achromatic aqueous that smells agnate to gasoline with a candied aroma, evaporates bound and is awful flammable. It has a appropriate odor with an odor beginning at 2.3 ppm and a melting point of −95 °C (−139 °F) and a baking point of 136 °C (277 °F). It is classified as a monocyclic ambrosial hydrocarbon back it is a admixture that contains one ambrosial ring.