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Corrosion inhibitors for copper alloys

From: Duygu Camurcuoglu Cleere <duygucleere>
Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2006
I am looking into using a corrosion inhibitor during the dewatering
process of an Anglo-Saxon stave built wooden bucket with copper
alloy bands. For the dewatering process, an initial treatment of the
wooden staves with industrial methylated spirits (IMS), followed by
the immersion of the object into a diethyl ether bath is being
considered.  Does anybody have an experience of using the
alcohol/ether dewatering process and can anybody recommend a
corrosion inhibitor (except benzotriazole) for copper alloys which
can be used in this context?

Duygu Camurcuoglu Cleere
Archaeological Conservator
The British Museum
Department of Conservation, Documentation and Science
Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG
+44 207 323 8295
Fax: +44 780 872 6522


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