SOLVASOL 73 (also known as tris(chloromethyl)silane) is a chemical commonly used in the production of silicones and sol-gel materials. When exposed to rubber, this chemical can cause the rubber to become brittle and discolored, swell, and crack. In addition, the chemical can cause the rubber to oxidize, resulting in a decrease in its strength and elasticity. Furthermore, the chemical can cause the rubber to become hard and inflexible, making it unsuitable for its intended applications.
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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