Camphoric acid, also known as camphoric anhydride, is an organic compound that is commonly used as an anesthetic and flavoring agent, as well as an intermediate in the synthesis of other compounds. It has a wide range of applications in the pharmaceutical, food, and textile industries.
When rubber materials are exposed to camphoric acid, they can suffer from a range of damage, including accelerated aging and degradation, swelling, discoloration, and cracking. The rubber can also become brittle, resulting in decreased elasticity and ultimately leading to seal failure. In addition, contact with camphoric acid can cause plasticizers to leach out of the rubber, causing it to become hard and brittle.
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