Propylene chlorohydrin, also known as chloropropylene, propylene glycol and 1,2-dichloropropanol, is a chemical used as an intermediate in the manufacture of polymers, pharmaceuticals and chemical synthesis. It is also used in the production of agricultural chemicals, paints, coatings, and adhesives.
When rubber is exposed to propylene chlorohydrin, it can cause elastomeric materials to swell, harden, soften, crack, and become brittle. Additionally, the chemical can cause rubber to depolymerize, leading to a decrease in tensile strength and resistance to chemical attack. Oxidation and discoloration of rubber can also occur when exposed to propylene chlorohydrin.
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