Ethylene chlorohydrin, also known as EC or chloroethylene, is most commonly used as a solvent in industrial processes, as a chemical intermediate in manufacturing, and as an additive in food and personal care products. It can also be used as a preservative for rubber and for preventing metal corrosion.
When rubber is exposed to ethylene chlorohydrin, it can cause several types of failure. The most common type of failure is hydrolytic degradation, which occurs when water reacts with the ethylene chlorohydrin, causing structural and mechanical properties of the rubber to break down. Additionally, the chemical can cause swelling, cracking and discoloration, leading to further deterioration of the rubber.
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