Bromic acid is also known as bromine acid, hydrobromic acid and hydrogen bromide. It is commonly used in industry as a catalyst, a reagent in chemical synthesis, a flame retardant, a corrosion inhibitor and a disinfectant.
When rubber is exposed to bromic acid, common types of failures include cracking, swelling, hardening and discoloration. The rubber may also become brittle and may start to degrade due to the acid's corrosive nature. Depending on the type of rubber and the concentration of the acid, these effects may be accelerated or delayed. Additionally, the acid may corrode metal components embedded in the rubber or attached to the rubber.
Fluorosilicone o-rings are a hybrid of silicone and FKM resulting in great jet fuel resistance with high and low temperature performance. Also widely used in semiconductor Ashing equipment with strong resistance to oxygen plasma, FVMQ fluorosilicone o-rings also feature excellent flexibility, compression resistance, aging and sunlight resistance, and overall wide range of basic chemical resistance.
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