Cobaltous bromide is a chemical compound with other common names such as cobalt (II) bromide and cobaltous dibromide. It is a blue crystalline solid and is commonly used as a catalyst in organic synthesis and in the production of rubber products, specifically as a cross-linking agent in the vulcanization process.
When rubber is exposed to cobaltous bromide, it can cause a variety of failures. The most common is the formation of cracks, which can weaken the rubber and lead to failure. Other forms of failure can include discoloration, embrittlement, and swelling. Additionally, cobaltous bromide can react with some rubber materials to form corrosive compounds, further weakening the rubber and causing permanent damage.
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