Triethyl borane, also known as TEB, is an organic compound used primarily as a catalyst in organic synthesis and polymerization reactions. It can also be used as a propellant in rocket engines, as a fuel additive and as an intermediate in the manufacture of other compounds.
When rubber is exposed to TEB, the material can become brittle, cracked and discolored due to swelling, oxidation and chemical attack. Additionally, TEB can cause the rubber to become tacky and sticky due to the formation of a film-like layer on its surface. Over time, the rubber can harden due to the loss of the plasticizer, resulting in reduced flexibility and strength.
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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