Cyclopentane is also known as pentamethylene, 1,2,3,4,5-pentamethylene, and diisopropylmethane. It is an organic compound that is used as a fuel, in aerosol propellants, as a solvent, and as a blowing agent in the production of polyurethane foam.
When rubber is exposed to cyclopentane, it can cause swelling, embrittlement, and reduced elasticity. The rubber may become brittle and prone to cracking over time. In some cases, the rubber may become sticky or tacky due to the breakdown of the polymer chains. Exposure to cyclopentane can also cause discoloration and a decrease in the strength of 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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