Triethylenetetramine, also known as TETA or tetraethylenepentamine, is an organic compound used as a curing agent for epoxy resins and rubber compounds. It is also used as an additive in lubricants, as a corrosion inhibitor, and as a preservative in cosmetics and food products.
When rubber is exposed to TETA, it can experience a loss of strength and elasticity, becoming brittle and prone to cracking and tearing. Additionally, TETA can cause rubber to become discolored and sticky due to the formation of a film-like layer on its surface. Over time, the rubber can harden due to the loss of plasticizer and become susceptible to cracking and tearing. The rubber can also become more susceptible to other chemical attack, such as oxidation and hydrolysis.
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