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Copper(I) acetate is an inorganic salt with the formula CuC2H3O2. It can be used as a catalyst in the oxidation of phenols, and as a reactant in the production of vinyl acetates.


Copper(I) acetate can be made from copper(II) acetate by heating it to 220 °C in a oxygen free, anhydrous atmosphere with metallic copper.

Copper(I) acetate can also be synthesized using copper(I) oxide and glacial acetic acid.


Copper(I) acetate reacts readily with water to create copper(I) oxide.