Iodic acid, also known as iodine oxyacid or periodate, is a common chemical used in a variety of industries including water treatment, agriculture, and food production. It is a strong oxidizing agent often used as a disinfectant, bleaching agent, and preservative.
When rubber materials are exposed to iodic acid, there is a risk of degradation resulting in a decrease in physical strength and elasticity. The rubber can become brittle and cracked, or may swell and become soft. In extreme cases, the rubber may become hard and form a crust on the surface. Additionally, long-term exposure to iodic acid can cause discoloration of the rubber material.
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