Adsorption and corrosion protection behavior of thiazole derivatives on copper surfaces

Gy Vastag, E. Szocs, A. Shaban, I. Bertóti, K. Popov-Pergal, E. Kálmán

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The inhibition characteristics of some thiazole derivatives against copper corrosion in acidic sulphate containing media have been investigated. The investigated thiazole derivatives were 5-benzylidene-2,4-dioxotetrahydro-1,3-thiazole (C 10 O 2 H 7 SN) and 5-(4′-isopropylbenzylidene)-2,4-dioxotetrahydro-1,3-thiazole (C 13 O 2 H 13 SN). In situ information on corrosion and inhibition processes at nanoscale range were obtained using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) in combination with quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) measurements. XPS measurements were also performed to analyze the copper electrode surface. Based on these findings the role of molecular structure in corrosion inhibition has been discussed. The presence of the isopropyl group in the 5-IPBDT molecule produced far better protection against copper corrosion in acidic sulphate containing media than 5-BDT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-91
Number of pages5
JournalSolid State Ionics
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2001
Event14th Intenational Symposium on the Reactivity of Solids - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: Aug 27 2000Aug 31 2000



  • Copper corrosion
  • Inhibition
  • Quartz crystal microbalance
  • Scanning tunneling microscopy
  • Thiazoles
  • XPS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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