NEOPRENE RUBBER is one of the best all-purpose elastomers where resistance to ozone, sunlight, oxidation and many petroleum derivatives are of prime importance. Added advantages include good resistance to water, many chemicals... plus good resilience characteristics and tensile strength properties.
From a realistic standpoint, NEOPRENE has few practical limitations. While NEOPRENE is slightly higher in price than general purpose synthetic rubbers, its resistance to ozone, oil and chemicals override the cost differential. NEOPRENE is generally attacked by strong oxidizing acids, esters, ketones, chlorinated, aromatic and nitro hydrocarbons.
Neoprene Rubber Chemical Designation: Chloroprene (CR)