Catalytic aspects of oxygen reduction in metal corrosion

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The most important cathodic process of metal corrosion is oxygen reduction. This process, however, is a complicated multistep catalytic process. A well known catalytic oxygen activator is the acidic Fe3+/Fe2+ redox system. In the case of rusting iron the Fe2+ ion containing lepidocrocite is the catalytic activator of oxygen. There are many metal complexes capable of oxygen activation. They can help increasing metal corrosion rate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-71
Number of pages21
JournalCorrosion Reviews
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2008


  • Activation
  • Catalytic
  • Lepidocrocite
  • Metal complexes
  • Oxygen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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