Acetyl acetone, also known as ethyl acetoacetate or 2,4-pentanedione, is an organic compound used in the production of dyes, polymers and other chemical compounds. It is also used in the production of fuel additives, surfactants and pharmaceuticals.
When exposed to acetyl acetone, many types of rubber can become very brittle and prone to cracking and tearing. This can be caused by chemical reaction between the rubber and the acetyl acetone molecules, leading to a breakdown of the rubber's molecular structure. In addition, the rubber may become more susceptible to wear and tear and may lose its elasticity over time.
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