Diglycolic acid, also known as 2,2-Dichloroacetic acid and 2,2-Dichloroethanoic acid, is a widely used reagent in organic synthesis. It is commonly used as an alkylating agent, a catalyst for the esterification of carboxylic acids, and a reagent for the selective oxidation of alcohols.
When exposed to rubber, diglycolic acid can cause cracking, swelling, and swelling of the rubber due to its aggressive nature. The acid can also cause a breakdown of the polymer chain, leading to brittleness, loss of elasticity and ultimately, failure of the rubber. In the presence of high temperatures, the acid can further accelerate polymer degradation, making it more difficult to withstand the environment.
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