Quinone, also known as benzene-1,4-diol, is an organic compound with a variety of industrial uses. It is used in the manufacturing of dyes, adhesives, and photographic chemicals. Additionally, it is used in paints and coatings as a preservative and in the production of polymers.
Common types of failures when rubber is exposed to quinone include shrinkage, loss of elasticity, cracking, and discoloration. This is due to the chemical’s ability to break down the rubber’s cross-links and cause it to become brittle and stiff. Exposure to quinone can also cause rubber to become more susceptible to tearing and fading.
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