The first polymerizations with styrene were carried out in 1930, since 1936 polystyrene is produced in large-scale industrially. Since that moment polystyrene counts to the most widely used plastics. Styrene can be polymerized under suitable conditions. The resulting plastic is hard, glassy and brittle. Styrene is polymerized to polystyrene.
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