Methyl butanol, also known as 2-methyl-2-butanol, is a colorless liquid with a sweet, pleasant odor. It is used as a solvent in some industrial processes, as well as in the production of perfumes, flavors, and fragrances. It is also used in the production of pharmaceuticals and some fuel additives.
When exposed to methyl butanol, rubber can become brittle and crack, resulting in a decrease in performance. It can also cause discoloration and swelling, leading to further damage. Additionally, methyl butanol can cause oxidation of the rubber, leading to further degradation. It can also cause rubber to become less resistant to other chemicals, leading to further damage and decreased performance. In extreme cases, it can also lead to complete disintegration of the rubber material.
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