Thiodiacetic acid, also known as thiodiglycolic acid, is a colorless, slightly viscous liquid with a sour odor. It is commonly used in the production of photographic chemicals, as an electrolyte in batteries, and as a reagent in the production of pharmaceuticals.
When rubber is exposed to thiodiacetic acid, common types of failures can include swelling, softening, and cracking. Thiodiacetic acid is known to attack the rubber's surface, leading to degradation of its physical properties. This can result in a loss of elasticity, strength, and the ability to resist high temperatures. Additionally, the rubber may become brittle and develop a tacky surface. Care should be taken to avoid prolonged contact between thiodiacetic acid and rubber components.
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