Synergistic inhibition between the gemini surfactant and bromide ion for steel corrosion in sulphuric acid
ABSTRACT The inhibitive synergistic effect between a cationic gemini surfactant, 1,3-propane-bis(dimethyl dodecylammonium bromide)
(12-3-12), and bromide ion for the corrosion inhibition of cold rolled steel in 0.5molL−1 H2SO4 was investigated by weight loss, potentiodynamic polarization method and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The
inhibition system composed by 12-3-12 and bromide ion is efficient. The adsorption mechanism of the 12-3-12 and bromide ion
on steel in acidic medium is discussed on the basis of experimental data and an adsorption model is proposed. Adsorption of
inhibitor system on the mild steel surface in acidic medium obeys Langmuir’s adsorption isotherm. In addition, potentiodynamic
polarization studies show that the system acts as a mixed-type inhibitor. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy also suggests
the formation of a protective layer on the steel surface by the adsorption of surfactant molecules and bromide ions.
- Progress in Organic Coatings - PROG ORG COATING. 01/1981; 9(2):165-236.
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ABSTRACT: The inhibitive action of the four surfactants, cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB), sodium dodecyl sulfate, sodium oleate and polyoxyethylene sorbitan monooleate (TWEEN-80), on the corrosion behavior of copper was investigated in aerated 0.5 mol dm À3 H 2 SO 4 solutions, by means of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. These surfactants acted as the mixed-type inhibitors and lowered the corrosion reactions by blocking the copper surface through electrostatic adsorption or chemisorption. The inhibitor effectiveness increased with the exposure time to aggressive solutions, reached a maximum and then decreased, which implies the orientation change of adsorbed surfactant molecules on the surface. CTAB in-hibited most effectively the copper corrosion among the four surfactants. The copper surface was determined to be positively charged in sulfuric acid solutions at the corrosion potential, which is unfavourable for electrostatic adsorption of cationic surfactant, CTAB. The reason why CTAB gave the highest inhibition efficiency was attributed to the synergistic effect be-tween bromide anions and positive quaternary ammonium ions. C 16 H 33 N(CH 3) þ 4 ions may electrostatically adsorbed on the copper surface covered with primarily adsorbed bromide ions. On the basis of the variation of impedance behaviors of copper in the surfactant-con-taining solutions with the immersion time, the adsorption model of the surfactants on the copper surface was proposed. (H. Ma).Corrosion Science - CORROS SCI. 01/2003; 45(5).
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ABSTRACT: The inhibition effect of Tween-20 as a nonionic surfactant on the corrosion of cold rolled steel (CRS) in 1.0–8.0 M HCl has been studied at different temperatures (20–50 °C) by weight loss and potentiodynamic polarization methods. Atomic force microscope (AFM) provided the CRS surface conditions. The results show that Tween-20 is a good inhibitor in 1.0 M HCl, and the inhibition efficiency (IE) increases with the inhibitor concentration, while decreases with increasing the hydrochloric acid concentration and temperature. Effect of immersion time was also studied and discussed. The adsorption of inhibitor on the CRS surface obeys the Langmuir adsorption isotherm equation. Both thermodynamic and kinetic parameters have been obtained by adsorption theory and kinetic equations. The inhibition effect is satisfactorily explained by the parameters. Polarization curves show that Tween-20 is a mixed-type inhibitor in hydrochloric acid. The results obtained from weight loss and polarization are in good agreement, and Tween-20 inhibition action could also be evidenced by surface AFM images.Corrosion Science. 01/2008;