Butyl alcohol, also known as 2-Butanol or 1-Butanol, is a colorless, flammable liquid with a characteristic odor. It is used in a variety of industries, including as a solvent in asphalt and paint, in the production of detergents, and as a fuel additive.
When rubber is exposed to butyl alcohol, it can cause swelling, hardening, and cracking of the material. In addition, the alcohol can cause the rubber to become brittle, leading to poor elasticity and possibly cracking. Long-term exposure to butyl alcohol can also lead to oxidative degradation of the rubber, resulting in a significant decrease in the rubber's performance.
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