Benzanthrone is also known as Benz[a]anthracene, or B[a]A. It is an aromatic hydrocarbon used as an intermediate in the production of dyes, pigments, and varnishes. It is also used in the production of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and other chemicals.
When rubber is exposed to Benzanthrone, it can suffer from swelling, cracking, discoloration and becoming brittle. The rubber may become more porous and weak over time due to the Benzanthrone molecules slowly breaking down the rubber material. This can cause a variety of issues such as cracking, shrinking, and loss of flexibility, leading to possible leaks and failures in the rubber seals. Additionally, Benzanthrone can cause rubber to become more brittle and prone to cracking and tearing if exposed to high temperatures.
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