LEAD ACETATE, also commonly known as Lead Diacetate, is a commonly used chemical in the rubber, plastic, paint, and electronic industries. It is used as an additive in rubber and plastic to increase their water resistance and as an antifreeze in paint.
Exposure of rubber to Lead Acetate can cause the rubber to become brittle and cause the rubber to crack and tear over time. This is due to the lead acetate reacting with the rubber and causing it to break down. The rubber may also become discolored and the surface may become rough as a result of the reaction. Additionally, the rubber may become more susceptible to oxidation if exposed to lead acetate for a prolonged period of time.
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