Amyl Mercaptan, also known as Pentanethiol, is an organic compound with a strong odor. It is most commonly used as a flavoring agent in food and beverages, as a fumigant, and as a fungicide. It is also used in the production of plastics and rubber.
When rubber is exposed to Amyl Mercaptan, it can cause the rubber to become brittle and cracked. This can lead to premature failure of the rubber, especially in applications where the rubber is exposed to high temperatures or vibration. Additionally, the presence of this chemical can cause the rubber to swell and degrade over time, leading to further failure and potential leaks or breakdowns in the system. Furthermore, it can cause the rubber to become discolored, which can have an adverse effect on the aesthetics of the product.
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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