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Electrochemical and adsorption behaviors of thiadiazole derivatives on the aluminum surface

Tang, Huajie, Sun, Jianlin, Yan, Xudong, Wu, Ping
RSC advances 2019 v.9 no.59 pp. 34617-34626
X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, adsorption, aluminum, chemical bonding, corrosion, electrochemistry, electrodes, energy-dispersive X-ray analysis, oils, quantum mechanics, rolling, scanning electron microscopy, sodium chloride
The electrochemical and adsorption behaviors of BODTA were studied in a 3.0 wt% NaCl solution via different electrochemical methods. Different concentrations of 2,5-bis(octyldithio)-1,3,4-thiadiazole (BODTA) were dissolved in rolling oil, and then aluminum electrodes coated with rolling oil were applied as the working electrode. The morphology and the elements of the electrode surface were studied via SEM, EDS and XPS. Results showed that BODTA had a slight inhibition efficiency of 10.75% when its concentration was 0.1 wt%; however, with the changes in the BODTA concentration from 0.3 wt%, 0.5 wt% to 0.7 wt%, BODTA had an antagonistic effect on the aluminum surface and accelerated the corrosion. The corresponding inhibition efficiencies became negative, which were −21.53%, −30.34%, and −18.82%. The analysis of elements and chemical states on the surface indicated that Al–N and Al–S bonds were formed between aluminum and BODTA. Furthermore, quantum chemical calculations were also performed, which manifested that N and S atoms were the main reactive sites. S atoms on side chains had a stronger reactivity than those in the thiadiazole ring. Finally, the present study was helpful to understand the electrochemical and adsorption behaviors of BODTA on aluminum, and made contributions to the application of BODTA in rolling oil.