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Both p- and m-divinylbenzene are stable at 25° and 49-51°C and at pH 4, 7 and 9 in water over 5 days. 

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The components of DVB-HP, -63, and -55 (divinylbenzene and ethylvinylbenzne) do not possess structural groups which are susceptible to hydrolysis under pH/temperature conditions occurring in the environment. This was shown experimentally, where the components of a mixture of p- and m- DVB were stable at pH 4, 7, and 9 at 50 °C over 5 days.

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