Electrochemical, surface and computational studies on the inhibition performance of some newly synthesized 8-hydroxyquinoline derivatives containing benzimidazole moiety against the corrosion of carbon steel in phosphoric acid environment

Mohamed El Faydy, Brahim Lakhrissi, Charafeddine Jama, Abdelkader Zarrouk, Lukman O. Olasunkanmi, Eno E. Ebenso, Fouad Bentiss
2019 Journal of Materials Research and Technology  
The influence of temperature on the corrosion behaviour was assessed. The four quinoline derivatives adsorbed according to the Langmuir's adsorption isotherm. Surface analysis (SEM and XPS) confirmed the formation of a protective layer adsorbed on the steel surface. DFT calculations suggested that 8-hydroxyquinoline derivatives adsorb on the metal via the 8-hydroxyquinoline ring and their corrosion inhibition potential have some linear correlation with the degree of co-planarity of the
more » ... zole and hydroxyquinoline rings. Monte Carlo simulations showed that the molecules adsorbed on Fe(1 1 0) surface through the 8-hydroxyquinoline in a near-flat mode and the adsorption energies both in the absence and presence of aqueous phosphate ions agree with the observed trends of inhibition efficiencies.
doi:10.1016/j.jmrt.2019.11.014 fatcat:rjnm3hpmbvcqrear42hrd47l7i