Phenylbenzene, also known as benzene, is an aromatic hydrocarbon that is used in the production of plastics, synthetic fibers, detergents, and drugs. It is also used as an intermediate in the production of other chemicals and as a fuel additive. Common types of rubber failure when exposed to Phenylbenzene can include cracking, hardening, embrittlement, and discoloration. Cracking and hardening of rubber materials can occur due to chemical reactions caused by the presence of Phenylbenzene, which can reduce the elasticity of the rubber and cause it to become brittle and break. Embrittlement of rubber can occur due to the formation of new compounds caused by the reaction between the Phenylbenzene and other chemicals in the rubber, which can increase the hardness and reduce the flexibility of the rubber. Discoloration of rubber can also occur due to the presence of phenylbenzene, which can cause the rubber to become discolored and faded.
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