The corrosion and inhibition effect of magnesium-based rare-earth containing alloy Mg-10Gd-3Y-0.5Zr (GW103) was studied in an ethylene glycol (EG) solution mixed with organic inhibitors. The inhibition efficiencies of piperazine and pyrazine inhibitors on the corrosion of GW103 were compared by means of potentiodynamic polarization curve, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and weight loss measurements. It was found that the corrosion process of GW103 alloy in EG solution was hindered by these two inhibitors and the inhibition of pyrazine was more effective than that of piperazine. It was implied that pyrazine could be an effective inhibitor for GW103 in an ethylene glycol coolant solution.
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