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Corrosion protection of AA2024-T3 using rare earth diphenyl phosphates
journal contributionposted on 10.03.2007, 00:00 authored by T Markley, Maria ForsythMaria Forsyth, A Hughes
Existing corrosion protection technologies for aluminium alloys utilising chromates are environmentally damaging and extremely toxic. This paper presents a preliminary investigation into rare earth diphenyl phosphates as new environmentally benign corrosion inhibitors. Full immersion weight loss experiments, cyclic potentiodynamic polarisation measurements and Raman spectroscopy were used in this study. Results show cerium diphenyl phosphate (Ce(dpp)3) acts as a cathodic inhibitor, decreasing cathodic current density and Ecorr by passivating cathodic intermetallic particles on the alloy surface. Mischmetal diphenyl phosphate (Mm(dpp)3) acts a mixed inhibitor, shifting Ecorr to more noble values, decreasing cathodic current density, increasing the breakdown potential and suppressing pitting.