Ethyl hexanol, also known as 2-ethylhexanol and hexanol, is a colorless liquid with a mild odor. It is used in a variety of industries such as chemical, pharmaceutical, and food processing. It is also used as a solvent for paints, varnishes, and lacquers.
When rubber is exposed to ethyl hexanol, some of the most common types of failures include swelling, softening, cracking, and loss of physical properties such as strength and elasticity. Swelling and softening are caused by the ethyl hexanol penetrating the rubber, while cracking is caused by the solvent evaporating and leaving behind a brittle, hardened rubber surface. Additionally, the ethyl hexanol can react with the rubber material, leading to a loss of strength and elasticity.
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