Corrosion of copper in BTA solutions

Ashraf T. Al-Hinai, Kwadwo Osseo-Asare*

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The effect of benzotriazole (BTA) on the open-circuit potential of copper in buffered acid solutions was studied in the absence of the passive Cu(I)BTA film. The film was removed from the surface by in situ continuous scratching of the electrode. At a film-free surface BTA acted mainly as a cathodic inhibitor in contrast to its well-established role as an anodic inhibitor at the film-covered copper surface. The implications for chemical mechanical polishing of copper in BTA-containing slurries are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)B23-B24
JournalElectrochemical and Solid-State Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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