Ethyl chlorocarbonate, also known as ethylchloroformate, is a colorless liquid with an acrid odor. It is primarily used as an intermediate in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals and other specialty chemicals.
When rubber is exposed to ethyl chlorocarbonate, it can cause swelling, cracking, and embrittlement. This is due to the solubility of the chemical, which can break down the polymers in the rubber and cause it to weaken. Additionally, ethyl chlorocarbonate can cause the rubber to become brittle and crack, which can weaken the seal and cause it to fail. In extreme situations, exposure to ethyl chlorocarbonate can cause the rubber to degrade and disintegrate completely.
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