Dichlorobutane, also known as 1,2-dichlorobutane, is an aliphatic hydrocarbon composed of four carbon atoms and two chlorine atoms. It is used in the production of some industrial chemicals, including alkyl halides, and is also used in the production of some plastics, adhesives, and dyes.
When rubber is exposed to dichlorobutane, it can cause the rubber to become brittle and prone to cracking. The chemical can also cause the rubber to become swollen and discolored, making it difficult to use in certain applications. In addition, the chemical can cause the rubber to become sticky and tacky, making it difficult to use in certain applications.
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