Benzene Sulfonic Acid, also known as Benzenesulfonic Acid, is an organic acid with a strong sulfonic acid odor. It is commonly used as an industrial surfactant, detergent, and degreaser in the oil and gas, pulp and paper, petrochemical, and textile industries. It is also used in the production of cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and dyes.
When rubber is exposed to benzene sulfonic acid, swelling and softening of the rubber may occur due to the acid's solubility in rubber. The rubber may become brittle and prone to cracking and splitting due to the acid's corrosive properties. Long-term exposure can cause rubber components to become brittle and crack prematurely. Additionally, the rubber may become discolored due to the acid's bleaching properties.
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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