Octyl acetate, also known as n-octyl acetate, is a colorless liquid with a fruity odor. It is commonly used as a flavoring agent or a fragrance in food, tobacco, and other products. It is also used as a solvent in paints, adhesives, and inks.
When rubber is exposed to octyl acetate, it can cause swelling, cracking, and even complete breakdown of the rubber material. This is due to octyl acetate's solubility in rubber, which can cause it to leach out the plasticizers in the rubber, thus reducing the rubber's flexibility and strength. Additionally, octyl acetate can cause embrittlement, where the rubber becomes brittle and cracks when bent or stretched.
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