The homogeneous atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) of styrene by employing solubilizing 4,4′-dialkyl substituted 2,2′-bipyridines affords well-defined polymers. The Heck reaction of chlorobenzene and substituted chlorobenzenes with styrene in water using catalytic palladium on carbon affords 1,2-diphenylethane. Application High-impact polystyrene sheeting is now the second most commonly used material for general modelmaking and scratch model construction. Plastruct offers a variety of styrene sheets in convenient multi-packs , ideal for architectural and environmental design, engineering models, model railroading...

Styrene has been used for generations of modelers to build anything. One main use I have is building BUILDINGS to scale for Dioramas. I use the sheets as walls cutting out doors and windows. Then use balsa wood for the window and door frame. Place the Styrene wall flat on some plastic. ATRP of Styrene Initiated by Alkyl Dithiocarbamate. Low MW Polystyrene, MW 1900; Higher MW Polystyrene, MW 3900 and 9000; Preparation of a Di-functional Polystyrene Macroinitiator AGET ATRP of Styrene: General Procedure for ARGET ATRP of Styrene with 50 ppm of Cu(II) Styrene Polymerization in Aqueous Dispersed Media. Miniemulsion Polymerization