Assessment of N-(4H-1,2,4-triazol-4-yl)octanamide as hydrochloric acid corrosion inhibitor for mild steel

Mohanty, Ashok and Kumar, S and Tiwari, S K (2021) Assessment of N-(4H-1,2,4-triazol-4-yl)octanamide as hydrochloric acid corrosion inhibitor for mild steel. Materials Today Communications, 27 .

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The present study demonstrates a method to manipulate the adsorption behavior of corrosion inhibitor molecules through structural modification leading to significant enhancement of the corrosion inhibition efficiency. A weak corrosion inhibitor molecule 4-amino 1,2,4 triazole (AT) was structurally modified to N-(4H-1,2,4-triazol-4-yl) octanamide (OAT) through the attachment of an octanoyl chain as the hydrophobic tail. Probing of the adsorption behavior of both AT and OAT on mild steel in 1 M HC1 using gravimetric, polarization, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) techniques revealed a change of the adsorption mechanism from physisorption to chemisorption due to the structural modification and the corrosion inhibition efficiency i mproved from 65 % (for 10 mM AT) to 99 % (for 0.3 mM OAT). OAT exhibited a temperature-independent inhibition efficiency of more than 99 % in 30-60 degrees C range. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) study indicated chemisorption of OAT molecules on the steel surface through nitrogen atoms of the triazole ring, resulting in the formation of a self-assembled monolayer (SAM). Finally, the efficacy of the OAT SAM to protect mild steel from corrosion in HC1 medium was demonstrated using scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM).

Item Type:Article
Official URL/DOI:https://10.1016/j.mtcomm.2021.102439
Uncontrolled Keywords:Mild steel; self-assembled monolayer (SAM); corrosion inhibitor; localized electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (LEIS);carbon-steel; adsorption; derivatives; copper; performance; protection; triazoles; monolayer; behavior; extract
Divisions:Material Science and Technology
ID Code:8432
Deposited By:Dr Mita Tarafder
Deposited On:02 Nov 2021 15:31
Last Modified:02 Nov 2021 15:31
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