styrene metabolic process

id: GO:0018966
name: styrene metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways involving styrene, an aromatic hydrocarbon liquid soluble in ether and alcohol. When heated, exposed to light or added to a peroxide catalyst, it undergoes polymerization to form polystyrene, a versatile material used in the manufacture of plastics, synthetic rubber, thermal insulation, and packaging. Styrene is a classified mutagen and a suspected carcinogen.

Child Functions

GO:0042207styrene catabolic process

Parent Functions

GO:0042537benzene-containing compound metabolic process
GO:0043449cellular alkene metabolic process