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Polystyrene vs. Polyester

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Polystyrenenoun

(organic chemistry) A vinylic polymer of styrene, CH2CHphenyl.

Polyesternoun

Any polymer whose monomers are linked together by ester bonds

Polystyrenenoun

(organic chemistry) An alkane chain of benzene molecules, RCH2CHphenylR.

Polyesternoun

A material or fabric made from polyester polymer

Polystyrenenoun

a polymer of styrene; a rigid transparent thermoplastic;

‘expanded polystyrene looks like a rigid white foam and is used as packing or insulation’;

Polyesteradjective

Of, or consisting of polyesters

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Polystyrene

Polystyrene (PS) is a synthetic aromatic hydrocarbon polymer made from the monomer known as styrene. Polystyrene can be solid or foamed.

Polyesternoun

any of numerous synthetic resins; they are light and strong and weather resistant

Polyesternoun

a complex ester used for making fibers or resins or plastics or as a plasticizer

Polyesternoun

any of a large class of synthetic fabrics

Polyesternoun

a synthetic resin in which the polymer units are linked by ester groups, used chiefly to make synthetic textile fibres.

Polyesternoun

a fabric made from polyester fibre

‘dresses in printed polyesters’; ‘swimwear in a range of fabrics including polyester and silk’;

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Polyester

Polyester is a category of polymers that contain the ester functional group in every repeat unit of their main chain. As a specific material, it most commonly refers to a type called polyethylene terephthalate (PET).

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