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Organic acids represent a key group of industrial chemicals. This article provides information on the corrosion characteristics of organic acids. It focuses on the corrosion of metals and alloy groups caused by acetic, formic, and propionic acids. The metals and alloy groups include steel, aluminum, copper and its alloys, stainless steels, titanium, and nickel alloys. The article also provides information on longer-chain organic acids.

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L.A. Scribner, 2006. "Corrosion by Organic Acids", Corrosion: Environments and Industries, Stephen D. Cramer, Bernard S. Covino, Jr.

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