Amyl Hydride, also known as pentane, is a highly flammable alkane hydrocarbon. It is a common component of gasoline and is used in a variety of industrial applications, including as a solvent and a fuel. It is also used as a propellant in aerosol cans, as a refrigerant, and in the production of synthetic rubber.
When rubber is exposed to Amyl Hydride, it can lead to swelling, softening, and cracking of the rubber. Additionally, the chemical can cause the rubber to become brittle, making it more likely to fail under normal stress and strain. The chemical can also cause discoloration of the rubber and make it sticky and tacky, making it difficult to move or handle.
Viton ® o-rings from Marco Rubber offer excellent compatibility with a range of chemicals, oils and resist high temperatures up to 400F. Viton ® is also known as FKM made of fluoroelastomer one of the most versatile and widely used sealing materials.
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