Bromine trifluoride is a chemical compound composed of bromine and fluorine atoms. It is also known as bromotrifluoride, bromotrifluoride, and bromotrifluoride oxide. This chemical is commonly used in etching processes, as a fire retardant, and as a catalyst in chemical reactions.
When rubber is exposed to bromine trifluoride, it can cause the rubber to become brittle and crack due to the breakdown of the rubber's molecular structure. The chemical can also cause the rubber to swell and deform if it is exposed for an extended period of time. Additionally, the chemical can cause corrosion of the rubber's surface as well as discoloration and fading of the material.
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