Diethyl ether, also known as ether, is a chemical compound used in a variety of industries, such as pharmaceuticals, food, and cosmetics. Common uses of diethyl ether include solvents, fuel additives, and the production of pharmaceuticals.
When rubber components are exposed to diethyl ether, the rubber can become brittle and hard. This can lead to a decrease in flexibility, strength, and durability of the rubber seal. Additionally, the rubber can become more susceptible to cracking and tearing, leading to a decrease in sealing capabilities. Over time, the rubber can also break down due to the presence of diethyl ether, resulting in a decrease in reliability.
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