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The passive properties of TA10 in Coca-Cola containing oral environment

Ming Liu (Key Laboratory of Shaanxi Province for Craniofacial Precision Medicine Research, College of Stomatology, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China and State Key Laboratory for Strength and Vibration of Mechanical Structures, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China)
Jun Li (Corrosion and Protection Center, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing , China)
Danping Li (Shaanxi Tyon Intelligent Remanufacturing Co.,Ltd, Shaanxi , China)
Lierui Zheng (Medical College, Northwest Minzu University, Lanzhou, China)

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Article publication date: 30 December 2020

Issue publication date: 16 February 2021




At present, carbonated drinks such as cola are especially favored by the younger generation. But because of its acid, it often leads to tooth demineralization, resulting in “cola tooth”. However, the influence of cola on the corrosion resistance of passive film of TiA10 alloy restorative materials is rarely reported. The purpose of this study was to analysis the corrosion resistance, composition of the passive film of TA10 alloy in different concentrations of Cola.


The passive behavior of TA10 alloy in artificial saliva (AS) and Cola was studied by means of potentiodynamic polarization, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry, Mott-Schottky techniques and combined with X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and Auger electron spectroscopy (AES) surface analysis.


With the increase of cola content, the self-corrosion current density of the alloy increases sharply, and the corrosion resistance of the passive film is the best in AS, while Rp in cola is reduced to half of that in AS. The thickness of the passive film in AS, AS +cola and cola is about 9.5 nm, 7.5 nm and 6 nm, respectively. The passive film in cola has more defects and the carrier density is 1.55 times as high as that in AS. Cola can weaken the formation process of the protected oxide, promote the formation of high valence Ti-oxides and increase the content of Mo-oxides in the passive film.


These results have important guiding significance for the safe use of the alloy in the complex oral environments.



The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial supports from the Shaanxi National Science Foundation (No. 2019JQ-609), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (No. xjh012019048), Openning Project of Key Laboratory of Shaanxi Province for Craniofacial Precision Medicine Research (No. 2018LHM–KFKT001) and the Chinese International Postdoctoral Exchange Fellowship program (No. 20190086).


Liu, M., Li, J., Li, D. and Zheng, L. (2021), "The passive properties of TA10 in Coca-Cola containing oral environment", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 68 No. 1, pp. 9-16.



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