Methyl Chloride, also known as chloromethane, is a colorless, highly flammable gas. It is used as a solvent in various industries, such as paint and varnish removers, aerosol propellants, and in aerosol degreasers. It is also used as a raw material for the production of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).
When rubber is exposed to Methyl Chloride, the material can become brittle and crack easily. This can lead to failure of the seal or gasket, resulting in leaks or pressure loss. The rubber can also become saturated and swell, leading to a decrease in strength and elasticity. In addition, exposure to Methyl Chloride can cause discoloration and accelerated aging of the rubber, reducing its lifespan.
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