Ethylbenzene is a bright achromatic aqueous with an ambrosial odor. Flash point 59°F. Less close than baptize (at 7.2 lb / gal) and baffling in water. Hence floats on water. Vapors added than air. Acclimated as a bread-and-butter and to accomplish added chemicals.
Ethylbenzene is mainly acclimated in the accomplish of styrene. Acute (short-term) acknowledgment to ethylbenzene in bodies after-effects in respiratory effects, such as throat affliction and chest constriction, affliction of the eyes, and acoustic furnishings such as dizziness. Abiding (long-term) acknowledgment to ethylbenzene by assimilation in bodies has apparent adverse after-effects apropos its furnishings on the blood. Animal studies accept appear furnishings on the blood, liver, and kidneys from abiding assimilation acknowledgment to ethylbenzene. Limited advice is accessible on the baleful furnishings of ethylbenzene in humans. In a abstraction by the National Toxicology Program (NTP), acknowledgment to ethylbenzene by assimilation resulted in an added accident of branch and testicular tumors in rats, and lung and alarmist tumors in mice. EPA has classified ethylbenzene as a Group D, not classifiable as to animal carcinogenicity.
What is Ethylbenzene?