Corrosion inhibition of pure Mg containing a high level of iron impurity in pH neutral NaCl solution


Three sodium salts of organic acids (2,5-pyridinedicarboxylic, 3-methylsalicylic and fumaric) were studied as corrosion inhibitors for pure magnesium containing a high level (342 ppm) of Fe impurity. The inhibition effect of the three inhibitors was evaluated by means of hydrogen evolution, electrochemical and surface analysis techniques. Significant reduction in corrosion rate was revealed for of the tested inhibitors in pH neutral NaCl electrolyte. 2,5-pyridinedicarboxylate and fumarate showed the effects characteristic for mixed-type inhibitors, while 3-methylsalicylate performed more as cathodic inhibitor, complying with the iron re-deposition model, where the electrochemical activity of iron-rich particles was effectively inhibited.
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