Chlorobenzotrifluoride, also known as CFT or 1,2-dichlorotrifluoroethylene, is a colorless, nonflammable gas that is commonly used as a solvent in the electronics and aerospace industries, as a chemical intermediate in the production of pharmaceuticals and pesticides, and as a propellant in aerosol products.
When rubber is exposed to chlorobenzotrifluoride, it can experience cracking, discoloration, dryness, swelling, and embrittlement. The rubber can become more brittle and prone to cracking, which can ultimately lead to seal failure. Additionally, the rubber can become discolored, dry and brittle, and may even swell when exposed to chlorobenzotrifluoride. In some cases, the rubber can become so brittle that it is difficult to re-seal the material. The gas can also cause the rubber to deteriorate over time, leading to further seal degradation.
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