Monochloracetic acid, methyl ester, is used as an intermediate in the production of various chemicals, including dyes, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and plasticizers. It is also an effective solvent for waxes, resins, and other organic compounds. Common uses for this chemical include cleaning, degreasing, and in the production of adhesives.
Common failures of rubber when exposed to monochloracetic acid, methyl ester, include swelling, softening, cracking, tearing, and discoloration. The rubber can also become brittle and break down over time due to the acidic nature of the chemical. In addition, the rubber may lose some of its tensile strength and elongation, and in extreme cases, it may even dissolve or disintegrate.
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