Vinylidene chloride, also known as 1,1-dichloroethene, is a colourless and volatile liquid with a sweet, chloroform-like odour. It is commonly used as a monomer in the production of polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC) plastics, as well as a solvent in various industries.
When rubber is exposed to vinylidene chloride, it can cause the rubber to become brittle and crack due to its high reactivity. This can lead to potential failure of the rubber seal. Vinylidene chloride's solubility can also cause swelling of the rubber, leading to potential leakage. In addition, it can cause plasticizers within the rubber to leach out, causing the rubber to become stiff and brittle.
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