Dichloropropene, also known as 1,3-Dichloropropene, is a halogenated hydrocarbon with the molecular formula C3H4Cl2. It is a colorless liquid with a sweet odor and is used primarily as a soil fumigant for agricultural purposes. It is also used as a chemical intermediate in the production of insecticides and herbicides.
When rubber materials are exposed to Dichloropropene, they can be degraded by the oxygen and chlorine present in the chemical. This can lead to a decrease in the physical properties of the rubber, including reduced tensile strength and elongation, as well as reduced chemical, heat, and light resistance. Other common rubber failure issues caused by Dichloropropene exposure include hardening, cracking, swelling, and discoloration.
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