Morpholine is an organic compound and a heterocyclic amine, with the chemical formula (CH2)4NOH. It is also known as 4-morpholine and morpholine. This compound is mainly used as a corrosion inhibitor and as a component in detergents, gas sweeteners, and other specialty chemicals.
When rubber is exposed to morpholine, it can cause swelling, cracking, and deterioration of the material. This is due to morpholine's ability to act as an oxidizing agent, which can lead to the breakdown of the rubber's molecular bonds and ultimately to the degradation of the rubber material. Additionally, due to its alkaline nature, morpholine can cause chemical attack on the rubber's surface, leading to further deterioration.
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