DIPHENYL, also known as phenylbenzene or benzene, is an aromatic hydrocarbon with the chemical formula C6H5. It is a colorless liquid with a sweet, aromatic odor and is used as a solvent and a chemical intermediate in many industries. It is also used in the production of plastics, detergents, explosives, drugs, and dyes.
When rubber is exposed to benzene, it can cause swelling, softening, and cracking of the rubber, leading to a decrease in its physical properties and ultimately, failure. Benzene can cause rubber to become brittle and eventually fail due to its solvent properties. The rubber's resistance to benzene will depend on the type of rubber and the concentration of benzene in the environment.
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