Beryllium chloride is also known as beryllium dichloride and beryllium(II) chloride. It is a colorless, odorless solid and is used as a catalyst in many industrial processes, such as in the production of plastics and rubber.
When rubber is exposed to beryllium chloride, the rubber can become brittle and crack due to the chemical reaction between the beryllium chloride and the rubber’s chemical bonds. In addition, the rubber may become discolored and have a decrease in flexibility and strength. This type of failure is more common in rubber products that are exposed to beryllium chloride for extended periods of time or at high temperatures.
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