Multifunctional rare earth organic corrosion inhibitors

T. Markley, F. Blin, M. Forsyth, B. Hinton

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Chromium (VI) compounds are commonly used in paint systems to provide corrosion protection, particularly for aerospace alloys. These compounds are toxic, carcinogenic and environmentally detrimental, therefore alternatives that are safe, environmentally benign and meet or exceed current levels of corrosion protection are vital. Multifunctional rare earth organic compounds incorporate known inhibitor species, achieving synergistic inhibition in corrosive environments. The mechanism, efficiency and surface interactions of these complexes are explored. The complexes were effective inhibitors for steel and aluminium alloys, through mixed inhibition. Advantages and limitations of these inhibitor complexes, along with applications and future research direction, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRare Earth-Based Corrosion Inhibitors
EditorsMaria Forsyth, Bruce Hinton
Place of PublicationAmsterdam The Netherlands
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9780857093585
ISBN (Print)9780857093479
Publication statusPublished - 5 Aug 2014

Publication series

NameWoodhead Publishing Series in Metals and Surface Engineering
PublisherWoodhead Publishing


  • Aluminium
  • Multifunctional inhibitors
  • Organic
  • Rare earth
  • Steel

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Markley, T., Blin, F., Forsyth, M., & Hinton, B. (2014). Multifunctional rare earth organic corrosion inhibitors. In M. Forsyth, & B. Hinton (Eds.), Rare Earth-Based Corrosion Inhibitors (pp. 117-142). (Woodhead Publishing Series in Metals and Surface Engineering; No. 61). Elsevier.