Copper acetate is a chemical compound also known as cupric acetate, copper(II) acetate, or cupric ethanoate. It is widely used in the dye and textile industry as a mordant, in leather tanning as an astringent, and as a preservative in wood preservation. Common types of failures when rubber is exposed to copper acetate include cracking, swelling, discoloration, and corrosion. Rubber parts exposed to copper acetate can also experience a decrease in strength and flexibility, which can result in a loss of performance.
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