Sodium phenoxide, also known as sodium phenolate, is an organic compound composed of a phenol molecule with an attached sodium ion. This compound is used in a variety of industries such as cleaning, paint, and paper manufacturing. It is also used as a preservative and a disinfectant.
When rubber is exposed to sodium phenoxide, it can cause the rubber to harden and become brittle over time. This can cause the rubber to crack, leading to a decrease in performance and an increase in the chance of failure. Additionally, the compound can leach out of the rubber, leading to further degradation and a decrease in its lifespan.
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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