Benzyl benzoate, also known as benzyl ester of benzoic acid, is a colorless, viscous liquid with a balsamic odor. It is commonly used as a solvent in the manufacturing of perfumes and in the dye industry, as well as an insect repellent and in pharmaceuticals, where it is used as a preservative.
When rubber is exposed to benzyl benzoate, it can cause swelling which can result in loss of elasticity, cracking and embrittlement of the rubber. Swelling can also lead to decreased tensile strength and flexibility, leading to potential failure of the rubber. Additionally, benzyl benzoate can penetrate the rubber surface, leading to discoloration and a decrease in its thermal stability.
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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