Remember-- this stuff has a "0" MSDS Health rating. It's not likely to contain something really nasty. And remember, it's designed as a marker for cloth (which nowadays, usually contain synthetics), so it's not likely to cause a lot of degradation. My uneducated guess is that Sharpie would not sell a lot of clothing markers, if the markers caused clothing to fall apart.
CClaude wrote:Just saying the active player maybe something that you aren't thinking of and may appear benign. Who would have thought that trace sulfuric acid found on the pavement ( which is where the owner thought he picked it up if I remember correctly) would have snapped the rope in the Sacramento climbing gym. Not like he threw his rope onto his engine.
But of you want to go with your "critical" thinking, go for it. Like I said, logically I KNOW that the various octanes ( from experiments) has no affect on nylon, but there is now way in hell I'm exposing my climbing ropes to gasoline ( since I have no clue of the additives and contaminates and how they affect it).
And if you can't understand simple freshman chemistry then I am pretty through thring to explain something pretty basic.
Geez you get nasty when you think people are dissing you.
My reasoning was mainly based on the MSDS health rating (the regulators get disclosure for that rating), and (above all) the actual testing,
which you chose to dismiss (and those arguments include mechanical and probability arguments in the links).
Positing that a chemical will have very similar properties to another, just
because of similar structures, formulas, or chemical families is a little off-the-wall, isn't it? We can come up with lots of diols or alcohols that are pretty similar, but have vastly different effects for human health. As a very off-the-wall example, PbS and NaCl have the same structure, don't they?
By the way, "affect," as used above in the quote (your text, but my bold
), is the incorrect word.The words "effect" and "affect" look and sound similar, but have different properties in sentences.