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Corrosion protection of AA2024-T3 using rare earth diphenyl phosphates

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posted 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.

History

Journal

Electrochimica acta

Volume

52

Issue

12

Pagination

4024 - 4031

Publisher

Elsevier Science Pub. Co.

Location

New York, N.Y.

ISSN

0013-4686

eISSN

1873-3859

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2006, Elsevier Ltd.