Methyl acrylate is also known as acrylic acid methyl ester, methyl-2-propenoate, and methyl propenoate. It is used in a variety of industries, such as coatings, paints, adhesives, plastic and rubber. It is also used in the manufacture of polymers, resins, and copolymersization products.
When rubber is exposed to methyl acrylate, it can cause swelling and hardening, which can lead to cracking and brittleness. Other common failures include discoloration, decreased wear resistance, and reduced tensile strength. In extreme cases, exposure to methyl acrylate can cause rubber to become brittle, leading to complete failure.
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