Antimony Trichloride (also known as antimony(III) chloride and SbCl3) is a chemical compound commonly used as a catalyst in organic synthesis and in the production of glass and ceramics. It is also used as a flame retardant and in the production of medications, pesticides, and other chemicals.
When rubber is exposed to antimony trichloride, it can experience a variety of failures. The most common type of failure is breakdown of the rubber material, which can occur as a result of chemical attack, physical erosion, and environmental stress cracking. Other types of failure can include discoloration, surface cracking, and oxidation. Additionally, antimony trichloride can cause embrittlement of the rubber, leading to premature failure.
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