Hydroxycitronellal, also known as hydroxycitronellol, is commonly used in perfumes and as a flavoring agent in food. It can also be found in many household products such as detergents, soaps, and candles.
When rubber is exposed to hydroxycitronellal, the rubber may experience a process of degradation known as oxidative degradation. This is caused by the oxidation of the rubber due to the chemical's reactivity with oxygen. Oxidative degradation can cause the rubber to become brittle and crack, as well as discoloration. Additionally, hydroxycitronellal can cause plasticizers to leach out of the rubber, leading to reduced flexibility and elastomeric properties.
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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