Trichlorobenzene (TCB) is also known as 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene, chlorobenzene, and benzene trichloride. This chemical is primarily used as an intermediate in chemical synthesis, and as a solvent in chemical and pharmaceutical production.
When rubber is exposed to trichlorobenzene, a variety of failures can occur. These failures can range from physical degradation of the rubber, such as cracking, swelling, or shrinking, to chemical breakdown, such as the formation of hydrochloric acid. Additionally, prolonged exposure to trichlorobenzene can cause discoloration and embrittlement of the rubber, leading to a decrease in its strength and durability.
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