Dodecylbenzene (also known as dibutylbenzene, dodecylbenzol, and dodecylbenzenol) is a hydrocarbon that is derived from petroleum and is a common ingredient in many industrial products. It is used as a solvent, paint stripper, fuel additive, and in the production of synthetic rubber.
When rubber is exposed to dodecylbenzene, it can cause swelling and softening of the rubber material. This can lead to cracking and loss of mechanical properties. The reaction can be accelerated in the presence of heat, leading to increased swelling and softening. Additionally, long-term exposure to dodecylbenzene can cause the rubber to become brittle and crack.
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