Barium hydroxide is also commonly known as baryta, hydrated barium oxide, and barium hydrate. It is widely used in ceramics, glassmaking, papermaking, oil refining, and tanning. It is also used in the production of barium salts, in the production of artificial pearls, and as a mordant in dyeing and calico printing.
When rubber is exposed to barium hydroxide, it can cause the rubber to become brittle and crack. The rubber can also become deformed, discolored, and can become less flexible. Exposure to barium hydroxide can also cause the rubber to become more susceptible to accelerated aging, and may cause the rubber to swell and become sticky.
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