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Experimental and theoretical studies of (E)-N′-1-(4-propylbenzylidene)nicotinohydrazide as corrosion inhibitor of mild steel in 1 M HCl

Anawe, Paul Apeye Lucky and Obi, C.U. and Mehdi, S.S. (2015) Experimental and theoretical studies of (E)-N′-1-(4-propylbenzylidene)nicotinohydrazide as corrosion inhibitor of mild steel in 1 M HCl. Protection of Metals and Physical Chemistry of Surfaces, 51 (3). pp. 458-466. ISSN 2070�2051,

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The efficiency of a novel Schiff base namely (E)-N′-1-(4-propylbenzylidene)nicotinohydrazide (PBNH) was investigated as corrosion inhibitor of mild steel (MS) in 1M HCl using weight loss technique at 303 and 313 K. It was established that corrosion rate of mild steel increases with increase in temperature and concentration of HCl. Results showed that PBNH considerably inhibited the corrosion of mild steel in a 1 M HCl solution and inhibition efficiency is about 70% at 4 × 10−4 M PBNH at both temperatures. The inhibition efficiency of PBNH increased with an increase in concentration and temperature. The adsorption model obeys the Langmuir adsorption isotherm and the kinetic-thermodynamic model and the value of free energy of adsorption, ΔGads indicated that the adsorption of PBNH was a spontaneous process and was both an electrostatic-adsorption (physisorption) and adsorption on the basis of donor-acceptor interactions (chemisorption). Thermodynamic parameters calculated show the spontaneity and endothermic nature of the process and also reveal the favourable affinity of PBNH towards the mild steel surface. Quantum chemical calculations based on PM3 method was performed on PBNH and calculated parameters gave useful information to explain the interaction between the surface of metal and PBNH

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2016 14:12
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2016 14:12

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