Acetyl benzene, also known as phenyl acetate or benzene acetic acid, is an organic compound used in the production of perfumes, paints and other chemicals. It is also used in the production of fuel additives, surfactants and pharmaceuticals.
When exposed to acetyl benzene, many types of rubber can become degraded due to the formation of an insoluble film of oil on the surface of the rubber. This film of oil can prevent the rubber from being able to flex and return to its original shape, leading to cracking and tearing. In addition, the rubber may become more susceptible to external forces such as abrasion and heat, leading to accelerated wear and tear.
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