p-Methyltyrene or PMS
Monomer for addition polymer, poly(p-methylstyrene)
Polystyrene is one of the most widely used synthetic polymers in the world.
The monomer for that polymer is simply unsubstituted styrene.
The para-methyl substituent shown here modifies the monomer and polymer properties marginally
but not enough for this monomer and its polymer to make significant commercial inroads.
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