Methyl acetophenone, also known as methyl phenyl ketone, is a colorless liquid with a sweet, floral odor. It is a common ingredient in fragrances and is used in the production of plastics, resins, and adhesives. It is also used in the production of dyes, inks, and photographic chemicals.
When exposed to methyl acetophenone, rubber materials can suffer from swelling, hardening, and cracking. These failures are caused by the chemical's ability to break down the rubber's molecular structure, leading to embrittlement and eventual failure of the rubber material. The rubber can also become sticky and form a gummy residue on contact. In some cases, the rubber may become brittle and eventually break apart.
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