Chloral, also known as trichloroethanol, is an industrial chemical primarily used as a solvent and in the production of pharmaceuticals and pesticides. It is also used as a sedative, an anesthetic, and as a preservative in some foods.
Rubber materials can be damaged by exposure to chloral due to its ability to break down the bonds that hold rubber molecules together. This can lead to cracking, swelling, and hardening of the rubber. In addition, chloral can cause the rubber to become brittle and more prone to breaking. It can also cause the rubber to become discolored, which may affect its performance.
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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