Corrosion behaviors of materials in aluminum chloride-1-ethyl-3- methylimidazolium chloride ionic liquid

Chien Hsiung Tseng, Jeng-Kuei Chang*, Jhen Rong Chen, W. T. Tsai, Ming Jay Deng, I. Wen Sun

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Abstract

The corrosion properties of carbon steel (CS), 304 stainless steel (304 SS), and pure titanium (Ti) are first studied in aluminum chloride-1-ethyl-3- methylimidazolium chloride ionic liquid (IL). An active-to-passive transition behavior was clearly observed for CS. The 304 SS exhibited the best stability among the materials; no considerable corrosion was recognized even in this high-chloride environment. In contrast, although Ti resists corrosion in ambient environments, it was not passivated in the IL and became severely corroded under an anodic applied potential. The material corrosion behaviors and mechanisms in the non-aqueous, low-oxygen, and high-halogen-containing IL are completely different from those in traditional aqueous solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1091-1094
Number of pages4
JournalElectrochemistry Communications
Volume12
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2010

Keywords

  • Carbon steel
  • Corrosion behavior
  • Ionic liquid
  • Stainless steel
  • Titanium

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