Ethane and Ethanethiol are both common names for the chemical compound C2H6S. Ethane is a hydrocarbon gas that is used in a variety of industries, such as in the production of synthetic rubber, as a fuel, and in the manufacturing of plastics. Ethanethiol is a colorless gas with a strong odor, also known as sulfur-containing hydrocarbon, and is used in the production of fungicides, insecticides, and as a preservative in food production.
When rubber is exposed to ethane or ethanethiol, the rubber can become brittle and break down over time. The rubber may also become discolored due to chemical reactions with the ethane or ethanethiol. In some cases, the rubber may swell and cause cracking, leading to further deterioration of the rubber seal. Additionally, rubber seals exposed to ethane or ethanethiol may be more likely to experience permeation and gas leakage.
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