Allyl chloride, also known as 2-chloro-1-propene, is a colorless liquid with a pungent, irritating odor. It is used in the production of plastics and rubbers, as a chemical intermediate, and in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, dyes, and pesticides.
When rubber is exposed to allyl chloride, it can cause physical, chemical, and thermal degradation. Physical degradation involves swelling, cracking, hardening, and loss of tensile strength of the rubber. Chemical degradation occurs when the rubber is attacked by oxidation, hydrolysis, or other chemical reactions. Thermal degradation can occur as a result of rapid and extreme temperature changes.
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