Ethyl bromide is also known as Bromoethane, Bromoethylene, Ethyl Bromide, Ethyl Bromide, Ethyl Bromide, and Ethyl Monobromide. It is commonly used as a raw material in the production of pharmaceuticals, as a solvent for resins, fats, oils, and waxes, and as a fumigant.
When rubber is exposed to ethyl bromide, it can cause the rubber to swell, harden, soften, shrink, or become brittle. This can lead to cracking, tearing, splitting, and eventual failure of the rubber. In addition, exposure to ethyl bromide can cause the rubber to degrade, leading to increased permeability, reduced flexibility, and decreased strength. Ethyl bromide can also cause the rubber to become discolored or have a loss of molecular weight.
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