Bromomethane, also known as methyl bromide, is a colorless, non-flammable gas with a sweet, chloroform-like odor. It is used in a variety of industries, primarily as a fumigant for soil and grain, as a refrigerant, and as a fuel additive.
Rubber materials can be susceptible to degradation when exposed to bromomethane. The gas can easily penetrate rubber and break down hydrocarbon bonds, which can cause cracking, swelling, or hardening of the material. Bromomethane can also cause rubber to become brittle and lose its elasticity, reducing its ability to seal effectively.
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