Hydrogen Bromide is also known as hydrobromic acid, hydrogen bromide acid, and bromide acid. It is a colorless gas with an irritating odor and is used in the manufacture of dyes, pharmaceuticals, and pesticides. It is also used as a catalyst for certain chemical reactions.
When rubber is exposed to hydrogen bromide, it can cause swelling, hardening, brittleness, and cracking. These issues can be exacerbated when the rubber is exposed to high temperatures. Additionally, hydrogen bromide can cause rubber to become brittle and embrittlement, which can result in failure of the rubber parts.
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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