Method of protecting metals from corrosion using thiol compounds
Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
Gandour, Richard D.
Yoon, Roy Hoan
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This invention relates to a method of coating a metal surface by applying a solution containing an alkanethiol compound and a solvent to a metal surface, allowing the formation of a self-assembled monolayer, which presents as a robust barrier to corrosion. The alkanethiol compounds have a general formula, R(CH2)nSH, where R represents methyl, carboxyl, hydroxyl, formyl, or amide; n is in the range of 7 to 21, preferably in the range of 12 to 18.
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