Monochloroacetic acid, also known as MCA, is a chemical compound used in the manufacture of dyes and pharmaceuticals. It is also used in the production of herbicides, pesticides, and other agricultural products.
When rubber is exposed to Monochloroacetic acid, it can cause the rubber to harden, swell, or become brittle. The acid can also react with the rubber's additives and fillers, which can cause the rubber to become discolored or brittle. Over time, the rubber may become cracked, hardened, or corroded due to the chemical, leading to premature failure or complete failure of the rubber seal. It is important to use rubber that is compatible with Monochloroacetic acid in order to prevent failure.
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