Chlorobromopropane, also known as bromochloromethane, is a colorless, non-flammable gas with a pungent odor. It has a variety of uses in various industries, including as a fire extinguishing agent, in agricultural fumigation, and in the production of semiconductors.
When rubber is exposed to chlorobromopropane, it can cause swelling, cracking and embrittlement due to the chemical's corrosive nature. These failures can be exacerbated by exposure to high temperatures or pressure, as well as long-term exposure. In some cases, the rubber may be degraded to the point where it becomes brittle and breaks down, leading to a complete failure.
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