DIPHENYL OXIDES, also known as aromatic oxides, are chemical compounds with the general formula C6H5O. They are used in the production of pharmaceuticals, dyes, and other chemicals, as well as in the manufacture of plastics, resins, and other materials.
When rubber is exposed to diphenyl oxides, it can cause swelling, softening, and cracking of the rubber, leading to a decrease in its physical properties and ultimately, failure. Diphenyl oxides can react with rubber to form a hard and brittle material, which can cause the rubber to become rigid and eventually fail. The rubber's resistance to diphenyl oxides will depend on the type of rubber and the concentration of the oxides in the environment.
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