Chlorododecane, also known by its systematic name 1,2,3,4,5,6-Hexachloro-2-ethyl-cyclohexane, is a colorless liquid with a faint, sweet odor. It is used as a solvent in the production of polymers and other chemicals, as well as for degreasing and cleaning in industrial applications.
When exposed to chlorododecane, rubber can suffer a range of different failures, depending on the type of rubber. Hard rubber components, such as O-rings and gaskets, can become brittle and cracked, while softer rubbers can swell and become distorted. Long term exposure to chlorododecane can also cause the rubber to weaken, making it more prone to cracking, tearing, and other forms of damage. In addition, chlorododecane can also corrode metal components, leading to further deterioration of the rubber over time.
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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