Acetophenone, also known as phenyl methyl ketone, is an aromatic ketone used as a fragrance and flavor ingredient in a variety of industries. It is also used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, dyes, and various organic compounds.
When rubber is exposed to Acetophenone, the material can become brittle and crack or tear due to degradation caused by the chemical. In addition, the rubber may become discolored or swell due to the presence of the chemical. Over time, the rubber may also experience accelerated aging, leading to potential failure.
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