Butanediol (also known as 2, 3-Butanediol, 2-Butanol, and Butylene Glycol) is a colorless, odorless organic compound that is used as an industrial solvent and an antifreeze. It is also used as a raw material in the manufacture of plastics, resins, fibers, and polyurethanes. It is also used as a reactant in the synthesis of other organic compounds.
When rubber is exposed to Butanediol, it can be subject to a range of failures. These can include swelling of the rubber, softening of the rubber, embrittlement, and loss of physical properties such as strength, tear, and tensile strength. In extreme cases, the rubber can become brittle and crack. Additionally, the rubber can become extremely tacky and lose its ability to retain shape.
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