Toluquinone, also known as benzene-1,4-diol or p-toluene-1,4-diol, is an organic compound used as a stabilizer in polyurethane polymers, as a starting material in the production of dyes, and as a component of a variety of lubricants, fuels, and solvents. Common industries that use toluquinone include the automotive, pharmaceutical, and construction industries.
When rubber is exposed to toluquinone, it can be susceptible to degradation and cracking due to the chemical's effect on the rubber's molecular structure. Additionally, toluquinone can cause discoloration and swelling of the rubber, leading to further weakening of the material. As a result, proper sealing materials must be selected to ensure that the rubber is protected from toluquinone exposure.
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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