The electrodeposition of aluminum from solutions of AlBr//3 and MBr in mixed aromatic hydrocarbons, with toluene as the main solvent, is reported. The bath operates best when dry, but small amounts of water can be tolerated and operation in a glove box is not required. Excellent aluminum deposits can be obtained, the bath is stable for periods of many months, and the current efficiency is essentially 100% at both the cathode and anode. The chemicals employed are inexpensive and relatively safe to employ on a large scale. Development of the bath for industrial application is feasible.
|Number of pages||6|
|Specialist publication||Plating and Surface Finishing|
|State||Published - 1975|