Butadiene is also known as 1,3-butadiene, 1,2-difluoroethylene, and buta-1,3-diene. It is a colorless, flammable gas used to produce synthetic rubber and other chemicals.
Common types of failures when rubber is exposed to butadiene include brittleness, swelling, and cracking. Brittleness occurs when the rubber hardens due to prolonged exposure to the gas, making it prone to cracking and breaking. Swelling can occur when the rubber absorbs the butadiene, leading to a decrease in tensile strength. Cracking can happen due to exposure to the high temperatures created by butadiene combustion.
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