A Study on Corrosion Inhibitor for Magnesium Alloy
With the aim of evaluating corrosion inhibition for various inhibitors, a new qualitative method for corrosion inhibition effect test for magnesium and magnesium alloys was developed. The change of polarization current density of AZ61 magnesium alloy in electrochemical polarization experiments in alkali aqueous solution with 5mmol/L sodium dodecylsulphate(SDS), phytic acid(PA), ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid(EDTA), p-nitro-benzene-azo-resorcinol(PNBAR), acidum tannicum(AT) or stearic acid(SA) were tested. The SEM-EDS techniques and deposition experiment method were used for further confirmation of the corrosion inhibition. The results showed that those organic compounds which could form the inhibitor-magnesium precipitation in aqueous solution could be used as corrosion inhibitors for magnesium alloys to inhibit the increase of polarization current density as well as the dissolution and oxidation of magnesium alloys effectively.
Zhong Wei Gu, Yafang Han, Fu Sheng Pan, Xitao Wang, Duan Weng and Shaoxiong Zhou
X. Yang et al., "A Study on Corrosion Inhibitor for Magnesium Alloy", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 610-613, pp. 920-926, 2009