Butene 20Ethyl (also known as 1-Butene, Ethyl Butene, Butylene, and But-2-ene) is an organic compound used in the production of fuels, chemicals, and plastics. It is also used as a precursor in the production of several pharmaceuticals.
When rubber is exposed to Butene 20Ethyl, it is prone to several types of failure. These can include embrittlement and cracking, as well as softening and swelling. In extreme cases, the rubber can become extremely tacky and lose its ability to retain shape. Additionally, the rubber can become brittle and crack due to the low molecular weight and lower molecular surface area of Butene 20Ethyl. Furthermore, the rubber may experience an accelerated rate of oxidation due to the presence of the ethyl group, resulting in a decrease in strength, elasticity, and tear resistance.
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