Toluene sulfonyl chloride, also known as toluene-2-sulfonyl chloride, is an organic compound used in the production of dyes, detergents, and pharmaceuticals. It is also used in the manufacture of rubber and plastics.
When exposed to toluene sulfonyl chloride, rubber materials can become brittle and crack, leading to premature failure. This is due to the chloride's ability to penetrate the rubber, causing it to lose its flexibility and elasticity. In addition, toluene sulfonyl chloride can cause the rubber to become brittle and break apart, resulting in leaks. Prolonged exposure to the compound can also result in swelling and discoloration of rubber seals and components.
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