Methyl Oleate, also known as methyl 9-octadecenoate, is a fatty acid ester commonly used as a lubricant and surfactant in a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, personal care, and food and beverages. It is also used as a solvent in coatings and adhesives and as an ingredient in plastics.
When rubber is exposed to Methyl Oleate, common types of failure can include swelling and softening of the rubber, cracking, and embrittlement. In some cases, the swelling can be so extreme that it results in a loss of physical properties and ultimately product failure. In addition, the accelerated degradation of the rubber can lead to cracking and the formation of volatile organic compounds, which can cause health and safety risks.
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