Corrosion Inhibition of Mild Steel in Acid Solution by 3,4,5-Trimethoxyphenyl-2-imidazolines

D. Nalini, R. Rajalakshmi, S. Subhashini
2011 E-Journal of Chemistry  
A heterocyclic imidazoline, 3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl-2-imidazolines (TMP2I) was tested for its corrosion inhibition in 0.5 M H2SO4and 1 M HCl using weight loss, Tafel polarisation and electrochemical impedance techniques. The results show that the inhibition efficiency increases with the increase in concentration of TMP2I and the higher efficiency of about 98% is obtained in both the acid media at 20 ppm. The adsorption of TMP2I obeys Langmuir adsorption isotherm and occurs spontaneously.
more » ... ntaneously. Cathodic and anodic polarization curves of mild steel in the presence of different concentrations of TMP2I at 300C reveal that it is a mixed type of inhibitor. Electrochemical impedance studies reveal that the system follows mixed mode of inhibition. The surface morphology of the mild steel specimens was evaluated using SEM images
doi:10.1155/2011/439234 fatcat:o4zzzrcb5ncaxfn2zqfmtanehy