Benzyl salicylate is also known as salicylic acid benzyl ester and 2-hydroxybenzoic acid benzyl ester. It is used as a fragrance component in a wide range of products, such as cosmetics, detergents, and food products.
When rubber is exposed to benzyl salicylate, it can cause a type of chemical degradation known as oxidation. This is caused by the reaction between the benzyl salicylate and the rubber’s chemical bonds, resulting in embrittlement and cracking of the rubber. In addition, the rubber may become discolored and have a decrease in flexibility and strength. This type of failure is more common in rubber products that are exposed to benzyl salicylate for extended periods of time or at high temperatures.
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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