Chloronitroethane, also known as chlorophenol, is a highly reactive chemical used in a variety of industries, including the production of pharmaceuticals, paints, and herbicides. It is a widely used chemical in the rubber and plastics industry, because of its ability to act as a catalyst for crosslinking and for its ability to impart increased flexibility and strength.
When exposed to chloronitroethane, rubber materials can suffer from a variety of degradation processes. The most common is oxidative degradation, which occurs when the chemical reacts with oxygen in the rubber material, resulting in embrittlement, cracking, and discoloration. Additionally, the chemical can cause swelling, loss of tensile strength, and changes in the material’s hardness. In some cases, the chemical can also cause a loss of elasticity and an increase in the brittleness of the material.
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