Benzene Carboxylic Acid, also known as Benzeneformic Acid, is a colorless liquid with a pungent, acrid odor. It is commonly used as a chemical intermediate in the production of dyes, plastics, pharmaceuticals, and polymers. It is also used in the production of fuel additives and as a cleaning agent.
When rubber is exposed to benzene carboxylic acid, it can cause cracking and splitting due to the acid's corrosive properties. The rubber will become brittle and may crack or split over time. Additionally, the rubber may become more prone to shrinkage and cracking due to the acid's solvent properties. Long-term exposure can cause rubber components to fail prematurely.
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