Glycerol Monochlorohydrin, also known as Chlorinated Glycerin, is a colorless, oily liquid with a strong chlorine odor. It is commonly used as an intermediate in the production of pharmaceuticals and as a fire retardant.
When rubber is exposed to glycerol monochlorohydrin, it can cause the rubber to become brittle and crack over time, leading to premature failure. Additionally, the acidity of glycerol monochlorohydrin can corrode rubber, reducing its tensile strength and increasing its permeability. The plasticizing properties of glycerol monochlorohydrin can also cause the rubber to become softer and more pliable, which can lead to a decrease in its durability. In some cases, the rubber can become sticky or tacky, and can cause discoloration over time.
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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