Methyl bromide, also known as bromomethane, is a colorless gas with a sweet odor. It is commonly used as a fumigant for agricultural and industrial purposes, as well as a pesticide for controlling insects, weeds, and other pests. It is also used in some industrial processes, such as the production of electronic components.
When rubber is exposed to methyl bromide, it can cause a number of failures. The chemical may cause the rubber to become brittle and crack or discolor. It can also lead to swelling of the rubber, which can result in decreased performance or failure of the rubber seal. In extreme cases, it can also lead to complete disintegration of the rubber material. Additionally, methyl bromide can cause rubber to become less resistant to other chemicals, leading to further degradation.
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