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I work in an industrial lab and I analyze coolants and lubricating oils. A major component of the coolants and oils is petroleum/naphthenic oil. I have a situation where a certain oil is degrading a rubber material (fluoroelastomer). I know the fluoroelastomer is not very resistant to chlorinated naphthalene. The MSDS of the suspect oil lists one of the decomposition products as HCl, so the oil has a chlorinated additive. Under what conditions, if any, could a naphthenic oil form a chlorinated naphthalene?
Re: Under what conditions could naphthenic oil form a naphthalene?
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