Thioamyl alcohol, also known as 2-aminoethanol or 2-amino-1-propanol, is a colorless liquid with a slightly pungent odor. It is commonly used as a solvent and intermediate for the production of dyes, pesticides, and pharmaceuticals. It is also used as a stabilizer in the production of inks and coatings.
When rubber is exposed to thioamyl alcohol, common types of failures can include swelling, softening, and cracking. Thioamyl alcohol is known to attack the rubber's surface, leading to degradation of its physical properties. This can result in a loss of elasticity, strength, and the ability to resist high temperatures. Additionally, the rubber may become brittle and develop a tacky surface. Care should be taken to avoid prolonged contact between thioamyl alcohol and rubber components.
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