Barium nitrate is also known as nitrobarite, nitric acid barium salt, and nitrobarium. It is commonly used as an oxidizing agent in the production of fireworks and pyrotechnics, as an ingredient in smoke bombs and mixtures for producing colored fire, and as a component in some fertilizers.
When rubber is exposed to barium nitrate, it can become brittle and weak. The rubber can also become discolored and may become sticky and/or brittle. Additionally, exposure to barium nitrate can cause the rubber to swell, and may cause the rubber to become more susceptible to accelerated aging. Barium nitrate can also cause the rubber to become less flexible and more prone to cracking.
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