Chloroethane, also known as ethyl chloride, is a colorless, flammable gas with a sweet, ether-like odor. It is primarily used as a refrigerant and as a solvent for rubber, plastics, and resins.
When exposed to chloroethane, rubber components can become brittle and cracked, with long-term exposure causing further deterioration. O-rings and gaskets are particularly prone to cracking, while softer rubbers can swell and become distorted. Chloroethane can also react with metal components, leading to corrosion and further weakening of the rubber. In addition, chloroethane can be absorbed by some rubber materials, resulting in a swelling and softening of the rubber.
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