Naphthoic acid, also known as 2-naphthoic acid, is an aromatic organic compound used in the production of dyes, pharmaceuticals, and other products. It is also used as an intermediate in the synthesis of certain polymers.
When rubber is exposed to naphthoic acid, the rubber can suffer from swelling, cracking, discoloration, hardening, and loss of elasticity over time. Additionally, the rubber may become brittle and crack, which can lead to leaks and other failures. High concentrations of the chemical can lead to rapid degradation of the rubber.
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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