PENTAFLUOROETHANE, also known as HFC-125, is a colorless, non-flammable, non-toxic gas used in industrial and commercial applications as a refrigerant and propellant. It is commonly used in the cooling, heating, and air conditioning industries.
When exposed to HFC-125, rubber materials are at risk of cracking, swelling, and the formation of brittle spots. The breaking of the chemical bonds and changes to the molecular structure of the rubber can cause both physical and chemical damage to the rubber. Additionally, the presence of HFC-125 can lead to embrittlement, causing the rubber to become brittle and prone to cracking.
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