Camphene is also known as dipentene and camphor hydrocarbon. It is a hydrocarbon that is derived from the pinene terpene, which is found in many essential oils. Camphene has a wide range of uses, including as a fragrancing ingredient in cosmetics and as a fuel additive. It is also used as a chemical intermediate in the manufacture of certain pesticides and drugs.
When rubber is exposed to camphene, certain types of failure can occur. This can include swelling, softening, discoloration, cracking, and loss of strength. These failures can be compounded if the rubber material is exposed to high temperatures or is subjected to harsh environmental conditions. Additionally, camphene can increase the permeability of rubber materials, meaning that other chemicals could be allowed to pass through the material.
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