Mononitrotoluene, also known as MNT, is an odorless, yellowish-brown crystalline solid. It is a widely used chemical in the manufacture of explosives, dyes, and pharmaceuticals, as well as a precursor for the production of nitroaromatics.
When rubber is exposed to mononitrotoluene, it can result in swelling, softening, cracking, and embrittlement due to the breakdown of the rubber's polymer chains. Mononitrotoluene can also cause discoloration and corrosion due to its reaction with the rubber's additives, leading to a decrease in the rubber's performance characteristics. Additionally, due to its high nitrating power, mononitrotoluene can cause increased permeability in rubber, resulting in reduced mechanical properties.
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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