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Characterization of aluminium alloys in tetrahydrofuran media

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Rest potential measurements and voltammetric scans at different rates (0.01–1 V min−1) have been carried out on aluminium alloys in a tetrahydrofuran (THF) environment. The solvent contained either chloride, perchlorate or trifluoromethane sulfonate ions. For the Al-Mg alloys in chloride environments, the voltammograms observed for low scan rates show electrode passivation with the formation of a magnesium salt layer. For Al-Li alloys, rest potential measurements indicate the selective dissolution of lithium. The maximum dissolution current is sensitive to the lithium content in the alloy and limited by the solubility of lithium chloride. In chloride environments, the passivity breakdown potentialE b and the protective potentialE p have similar values and do not depend on the type of alloy. In contrast, large differences between these potentials are observed in the presence of CF3SO 3 ions.

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Faure-Geors, A., Dalard, F. & Rais, A.B. Characterization of aluminium alloys in tetrahydrofuran media. J Appl Electrochem 19, 203–206 (1989). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01062301

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  • Aluminium Alloy
  • Lithium Chloride
  • Selective Dissolution
  • Lithium Content
  • Salt Layer