DeCORE IMT - 100LF is a low-foaming, anionic, mixed amine carboxylate. It is recommended as a corrosion inhibitor for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals, offering effective protection while minimizing foam formation.

Chemical Family: Amines, Carboxylates

Labeling Claims: Biodegradable, DEA-free, Dioxane-free, Non-Phenolic, Not Listed In California Proposition 65, Phosphate-free

Certifications & Compliance: SARA 311/312

Applicable Processes: Downhole, Metal Treatment

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Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

Applications & Uses

Markets
Applications
Applicable Processes
Compatible Substrates & Surfaces
Fluids & Lubricants Type
Coating End Applications
Fluids & Lubricants End Use
Home Care Applications
I&I Cleaning Applications
Industrial Additives End Use
Use Level
0.1 - 0.5%
Product Applications
  • Synthetic coolants and cutting fluids for ferrous and non-ferrous metals
  • Cooling tower additive
  • Water based lubricants
  • Alkaline metal cleaners
  • Concrete form corrosion inhibitor
  • Mechanical dishwashing detergents
  • Corrosion inhibitor for aqueous paints and coatings
  • Corrosion inhibitor for automobile radiators
  • Corrosion inhibitor for down hole drilling
  • Rust preventative in aerosol cans

Properties

Physical Form
Soluble In
Appearance
Clear amber viscous liquid (at 25°C)
Soluble in
Water, alcohol and glycol
Insoluble in
Aliphatic solvents.
Dispersible in
Chlorinated and aromatic solvents and mineral oil.
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Activity Contentmin. 99%-
Density (at 25°C)approx. 1.0g/ml-
Specifications
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Color*max. 12Gardner-
pH Value (at 1% in Distilled Water)6.5 - 7.5--
Note

*darkens upon aging

Product Properties
  • Corrosion inhibitor in aqueous systems at pH ≥ 7
  • Wetting and spreading properties
  • Not recommended for use in acid system
  • Effective at low use levels (0.1 - 0.5%) in final use dilutions

Regulatory & Compliance

Technical Details & Test Data

Corrosion Testing Using Deforest Corrosion Inhibitors

Cast Iron Chip Testing
Figure 1 depicts results of a 24 hour test using grade 35 cast iron chips tested in solution on filter paper. Each solution contained 1% by weight of corrosion inhibitor in hard water (100 ppm as CaCO₃ and 71 ppm as CaCl₂) at room temperature.

Figure 1. Cast Iron Chip Testing
A = Control, no corrosion inhibitor
B = DeCORE APCI-95
C = DeCORE IMT-100LF
D = DeTROPE CA-100
E = DeCORE BE-85

Submersion Testing
Figures 2 and 3 illustrate the results of metal panel submersion testing in the presence of DeFOREST Enterprises corrosion inhibitors.

A = Control, no corrosion inhibitor
B = DeCORE IMT-100LF @ 0.5%
C = DeTROPE CA-100 @ 1.00%
D = DeCORE BE-85 @ 1.00%
Figure 2: Panels are hot dipped Zn/Fe galvanized (unpolished), 90gms; tested for 1 year.
Figure 3: Panels are bare aluminum at 0.063 inch thickness; tested for 2 years.
The top halves of the panels were submerged into a solution containing from 0.5 -1% by weight of corrosion inhibitor in hard water (100 ppm as CaCO₃ and 71 ppm as CaCl₂) at room temperature. The other half of the panel was exposed to the vapor phase in closed glass containers.

Figure 4: depicts result on ground 1/2 hard, low carbon cold rolled steel panels at 0.063 inch thickness after 2 years in the test solution.


A = Control
B = DeCORE IMT-100LF at 0.25%
C = DeTROPE CA-100 at 0.25%
D = DeCORE IMT-100LF at 0.50%
E = DeTROPE CA-100 at 0.50%
F = DeCORE BE-85 at 0.50%
G = DeCORE IMT-100LF at 1.00%
H = DeTROPE CA-100 at 1.00%
I = DeCORE BE-85 at 1.00%

Panel Submersion Testing using DeCORE IMT-100LF

Panels were half way submerged in solutions containing DeCORE IMT-100LF in standard hard water composed of 100 ppm as CaCO₃ & 71 ppm as chloride. Panels were stored at room temperature (RT) or heat aged at 50°C as indicated in the photos below.
Cold Rolled Steel, 0.063”thickness
30 days elapsed at RT & 50°C

90 days elapsed at RT

Testing in Higher Chlorides
Panels were half submerged in a solution containing 0.5% by weight of DeCORE IMT- 100LF in hard water composed of 200 ppm as CaCO₃ & 142 ppm as chloride.
Cold Rolled Steel, 0.063”thickness, 30 days elapsed

0.5% DeCORE IMT-100LF, Steel Panels

9 Months, Standard Hard Water (71 ppm as Chloride)

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