Anisole, also known as methoxybenzene, is an organic compound commonly used as a solvent in the chemical industry. It is also used as a starting material for the production of pharmaceuticals, fragrances, and dyes.
Common types of failures when rubber is exposed to anisole include swelling, softening, and cracking. Swelling occurs due to anisole penetrating the rubber and causing it to expand, while softening is caused by anisole breaking down the rubber molecules and making them more pliable. Cracking occurs when anisole breaks down the rubber molecules and causes them to become brittle.
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