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Journal of Applied Electrochemistry

, Volume 39, Issue 7, pp 961–969 | Cite as

A review of the effects of benzotriazole on the corrosion of copper and copper alloys in clean and polluted environments

  • Nageh K. Allam
  • Ahmed Abdel Nazeer
  • Elsayed A. Ashour
Review Article

Abstract

A continuing challenge in materials design is the achievement of high operational efficiency through improvements in performance criterion, particularly its service life-time characteristics. Benzotriazole (BTAH) has now been in use for many years for the protection of copper and copper alloys against various forms of corrosion. In this review, the chemistry of BTAH and theories regarding its mode of action are summarized. Also, a survey of the reported work in both clean and polluted environments is documented. More interestingly, the adverse effect of BTAH on the corrosion of Cu and Cu alloys in sulfide polluted environments is introduced.

Keywords

Copper Copper alloys Corrosion Inhibition Benzotriazole Pollution 

Notes

Acknowledgment

Nageh K. Allam gratefully acknowledges Ford Foundation (IFP program) for the financial support. The authors are grateful to the Reviewers for their helpful suggestions and comments.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nageh K. Allam
    • 1
  • Ahmed Abdel Nazeer
    • 1
  • Elsayed A. Ashour
    • 1
  1. 1.Physical Chemistry Department, Electrochemistry LaboratoryNational Research CentreDokki, CairoEgypt

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