Methyl Acrylate, also known as methyl propenoate, is a chemical compound commonly used as an industrial solvent and as a monomer for the production of polymethyl acrylate. It is also used as a paint additive and a flavoring agent for food. Common types of failures when rubber is exposed to methyl acrylate include swelling, cracking, and loss of elasticity. This is due to the chemical's ability to break down rubber polymers and cause oxidative damage. Additionally, methyl acrylate can cause plasticizers in rubber to become volatile, leading to a decrease in the rubber's mechanical properties.
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