Benzyl bromide is also known as bromobenzene and is used primarily as a solvent for organic compounds and as an intermediate in the synthesis of other organic compounds. It is also used as a reagent in laboratory tests, as a preservative in the food and beverage industry and as a component in the manufacture of certain pharmaceuticals.
When rubber is exposed to benzyl bromide, common types of failures include swelling, cracking and discoloration. Swelling can occur due to the chemical being absorbed into the rubber, leading to premature aging and cracking. In addition, the chemical can cause rubber to discolor, resulting in aesthetic issues.
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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