Boron Trichloride, also known as BCl3, is a colorless and corrosive gas that is used in a variety of industries, such as pharmaceuticals, electronics, and semiconductor fabrication. It is also used as a reagent in organic synthesis, which is why it is commonly found in laboratories.
Common types of failures that can occur when rubber is exposed to BCl3 include swelling, cracking, and ultimately, embrittlement. Swelling occurs when the chemical begins to permeate the rubber material, causing it to expand and weaken, while cracking occurs when the rubber material becomes brittle and breaks down. Both of these can lead to embrittlement, which can lead to complete failure of the rubber material.
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.
View some of our other material compatibility ratings with BORON TRICHLORIDE. If you don't see what you're looking for or need more guidance, our team of experienced sealing design engineers can help select the best sealing products and material for your specific application.View Full Chemical Compatibility Guide