Alkyl alcohol is an organic compound with many common names such as amyl alcohol, n-butanol, isopropanol, and ethyl alcohol. It is widely used in the textile, printing, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries. In the textile industry, alkyl alcohol is used as a solvent for dyes and finishing agents. In the printing industry, it is used as a cleaning agent for printing plates and as a solvent for inks. In cosmetics, it is used as a surfactant in shampoos, conditioners, and lotions. In the pharmaceutical industry, it is used as a solvent for drugs and in the manufacture of antibiotics.
Common types of failures when rubber is exposed to alkyl alcohol include swelling, softening, cracking, and loss of strength. Swelling occurs when the rubber absorbs the alcohol, causing it to expand and distort. Softening occurs when the alcohol dissolves the rubber, making it less rigid and weak. Cracking occurs when the alcohol causes the rubber to become brittle, leading to cracks and pieces breaking off. Loss of strength occurs when the rubber is exposed to the alcohol for an extended period of time, leading to a weakening of the material.
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