Trinitrotoluene, also known as TNT, is an aromatic nitro compound commonly used as an explosive in the military, mining and construction industries. It can also be used as a fuel in certain rocket engines. When rubber is exposed to TNT, it can cause the rubber to become brittle and crack easily, leading to failure of the rubber seal. The rubber can also become discolored and suffer from decreased flexibility and strength. Long-term exposure to TNT can result in complete breakdown and disintegration of the rubber.
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