Dichloroisopropyl ether, also known as DCIPE, is an ether used as a solvent in a variety of industries, including textile, paper, and printing. It also serves as a reagent in chemical synthesis and as a fuel additive.
When exposed to DCIPE, rubber and plastic materials can be affected by swelling, discoloration, cracking, and embrittlement. Swelling can lead to a loss of elasticity or flexibility, while cracking can lead to a complete failure of the material. In some cases, chemical reactions may occur, leading to a breakdown of the material.
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