Mercuric Iodide, also known as Iodomercuric Acid, is a chemical compound used in a variety of industrial processes such as electroplating, photography, and dyeing. It is also used as a catalyst in organic synthesis and in the production of pharmaceuticals. Common types of rubber failure when exposed to Mercuric Iodide include swelling, softening and cracking of the rubber due to the high water solubility of the chemical. In addition, the chemical can cause a form of corrosion to the rubber that can lead to cracking, discoloration, and eventual degradation of the material.
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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