Methallyl chloride, also known as allyl chloride, is an organic compound used in the production of pesticides, herbicides, and pharmaceuticals. It is also used in the production of rubber and plastic additives, as well as in the production of dyes and resins.
When rubber is exposed to methallyl chloride, it can cause a number of issues, including softening, swelling, cracking, and discoloration. Additionally, prolonged exposure to methallyl chloride can cause rubber to become brittle, leading to a decrease in strength and elasticity. The presence of water can also accelerate the degradation of rubber when exposed to this chemical. In some cases, the rubber can become so brittle that it is no longer usable.
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