Butyryl chloride, also known as butyryl chloride, is a colorless, volatile organic compound with a pungent odor. It is commonly used in the production of pharmaceuticals, plastics, dyes, insecticides, and other synthetic chemicals. Its primary application is as a chemical intermediate for the production of butyric acid and its derivatives.
When exposed to rubber, butyryl chloride can cause stress cracking and embrittlement. This is due to the fact that it is a highly reactive chemical, which can cause the rubber to break down, leading to cracks and holes in the material. It can also cause discoloration of the rubber, due to a reaction between the chemical and the rubber’s pigment. It is important to keep butyryl chloride away from rubber to avoid these failures.
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