Butyl Chloride, also known as 1-Chlorobutane, is a widely used industrial chemical. It is used as a solvent in many industries, including pharmaceuticals, plastics, oils, and adhesives. It is also used as an intermediate in the production of other chemicals such as ethylene dichloride and chloroform.
When rubber is exposed to Butyl Chloride, there are several common types of failure that can occur. The most common types of failure are swelling, cracking, and loss of elasticity. Swelling and cracking occur due to the solvent’s ability to penetrate the rubber’s surface, resulting in a loss of elasticity. In addition, the chemical can cause further damage to the rubber by breaking down the rubber’s molecular bonds, resulting in further loss of elasticity and cracking.
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 BUTYL CHLORIDE. 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