DIACETONE ALCOHOL, also known as 4-hydroxy-4-methylpentan-2-one, is a colorless liquid with a sweet, pungent odor. It is used in a variety of industrial applications, including inks, adhesives, coatings, paints, plastics, and textiles. It is also used as an intermediate in the manufacture of other chemicals.
When rubber is exposed to DIACETONE ALCOHOL, it can cause swelling, cracking and hardening of the rubber. This is due to the liquid's ability to soften, swell and dissolve the rubber's polymer chains. Additionally, the alcohol can cause a decrease in the rubber's tear strength, tensile strength and elongation. Exposure to high concentrations of DIACETONE ALCOHOL can also lead to the rubber becoming brittle and cracking.
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