||alpha-Methylstyrene is used in the production of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene resins and copolymers, which improve the impact and heat-resistant properties of polymers, specialty grades of plastics, rubber, and protective coatings. alpha-Methylstyrene also moderates polymerization rates and improves product clarity in coatings and resins. Low molecular weight liquid polymers are used as plasticizers in paints, waxes, adhesives, and plastics. Monomer for poly(alpha-methylstyrene). Associated with tobacco: reported either as a natural component of tobacco, pyrolysis product (in tobacco smoke), or additive for one or more types of tobacco products.
R: 0, 100, 300, OR 1000 PPM M: 0, 100, 300, OR 600 PPM; 50/SEX/SPECIES
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