Chloroethylbenzene, also known as chlorobenzene, is a chemical compound used mostly in the production of dyes, plastics, and rubber. It is also used as a solvent in the pharmaceutical and paint industries.
When exposed to chloroethylbenzene, rubber components can become brittle and cracked, with long-term exposure leading to further deterioration. O-rings and gaskets are particularly prone to cracking, while softer rubbers can swell and become distorted. Chloroethylbenzene can also react with metal components, leading to corrosion and further weakening of the rubber. In addition, chloroethylbenzene can be absorbed by some rubber materials, resulting in a swelling and softening of the rubber.
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