Bromomethane, also known as methyl bromide, is a colorless gas with a sweet odor. It is used as a fumigant in agriculture and stored food products, as well as a fuel additive, and as an intermediate in the production of other chemicals.
When rubber is exposed to bromomethane, it can cause swelling and cracking due to its low vapor pressure. Bromomethane can also cause the rubber to become brittle and break. Additionally, prolonged exposure can cause the rubber to become discolored and may even lead to its premature failure. Bromomethane can also cause damage to the rubber due to its corrosive properties.
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