Hexane triol, also known as n-Hexane-1,2,3-triol, is a trialcohol with the chemical formula C6H15OH. It is a clear and colorless liquid with a sweet, fruity odor. Common uses of hexane triol include the production of rubber and plasticizers, the production of coatings and adhesives, and as a solvent in the production of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
When rubber is exposed to hexane triol, the trialcohol can cause the rubber to become brittle and break down over time. The trialcohol can also cause the rubber to become discolored and emit an unpleasant odor. Additionally, the chemical can cause the rubber to become more prone to cracking, tearing, and other forms of damage. It can also cause the rubber to become more susceptible to the effects of extreme temperatures and UV radiation.
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