Fluorinated cyclic ethers, also known as perfluoroethers, are a class of organic compounds that have a wide range of industrial applications. The most common of these are used in lubricants, coatings and cleaning solvents. They are used in the electronics and automotive industries for their high thermal and chemical stability.
When rubber comes into contact with fluorinated cyclic ethers, the rubber may become brittle and crack due to the chemicals' high reactivity. The rubber may also swell and become deformed. The rubber may also age prematurely. In some cases, the rubber may break down completely and lose its elasticity. In some cases, the rubber may also become sticky and may attract dust and dirt.
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