Ethyl pentachlorobenzene, also known as pentachloronitrobenzene, is a colorless solid used in the production of pesticides, industrial lubricants, and synthetic rubber. It is also used as a flame retardant in some plastics.
When rubber is exposed to ethyl pentachlorobenzene, the rubber can become brittle and suffer from embrittlement due to the harsh chemical. This can lead to cracking, weakening, and other physical changes. Additionally, the rubber may become less flexible and may not be able to withstand repeated flexing, leading to premature failure.
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