Effect of La(4OH-cin) 3 on filiform corrosion of coated steel

R. Catubig, M. Forsyth, B. Hinton

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The potential of lanthanum 4-hydroxy cinnamate to inhibit filiform corrosion on coated mild steel (AS1020) was investigated. The effectiveness and behaviour of this rareearth inhibitor was examined with filiform corrosion scribe tests and Potentiodynamic Polarisation. The filiform scribe tests showed that lanthanum 4-hydroxy cinnamate, as a pigment in a coating, inhibited the initiation and propagation of both delamination and filiform corrosion on coated steel. The polarisation tests demonstrated that at pH 3, no significant inhibition was observed but a secondary passivation effect was present. At pH 9, inhibition on coated steel was found to be greater than that of the inhibition found at pH 6. The models of filament initiation and growth proposed by previous authors are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication18th International Corrosion Congress 2011
Subtitle of host publication20-24 November 2011; Perth, Australia
Place of PublicationBlackburn VIC Australia
PublisherAustralasian Corrosion Association
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781618393630
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventInternational Corrosion Congress 2011 - Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Perth, Australia
Duration: 20 Nov 201124 Nov 2011
Conference number: 18th


ConferenceInternational Corrosion Congress 2011
Abbreviated titleICC 2011
OtherThe 18th International Corrosion Congress took place between the 20th and the 24th November 2011 in the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia. The International Corrosion Congress is the major event of the International Corrosion Council (ICC), an international body founded to advance corrosion science and engineering and is held once every three years by different host countries.


  • Cinnamate
  • Filiform
  • Lanthanum
  • Rare earth
  • Steel

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