Methyl chloroform, also known as 1,1,1-trichloroethane, is a colorless, nonflammable liquid with a sweet odor. It is used extensively as a solvent in the production of resins and plastics, and is also used as a degreasing agent and in the production of aerosol propellants.
When rubber is exposed to Methyl chloroform, the material can become brittle, leading to cracking and failure of the seal or gasket. The rubber can also become saturated and swell, leading to a decrease in strength and elasticity. In addition, exposure to Methyl chloroform can cause discoloration and accelerated aging of the rubber, reducing its lifespan.
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