Inhibition of corrosion of mild steel in acidic solutions by quarternary salts of pyridinium bases

T. Vasudevan (Department of Industrial Chemistry, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India)
B. Muralidharan (Department of Industrial Chemistry, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India)
S. Muralidharan (Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India)
S. Venkatakrishna Iyer (Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India)

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Publication date: 1 April 1998

Abstract

The influence of pyridinium chloride (PC) and n‐hexa decyl pyridinium chloride (HDPC) on the corrosion of mild steel in 5N HCl and 5N H2SO4 has been studied using techniques such as weight loss and gasometric measurements, potentiodynamic polarisation studies, linear polarisation studies and small amplitude cyclic voltametric studies. It is found that HDPC is more inhibitive than PC and both the compounds perform better in H2SO4. Polarisation studies reveal that PC behaves as an anodic inhibitor in H2SO4 and as a mixed inhibitor in HCl. Measurements of values of polarisation resistance (Rp) and double layer capacitance (Cdl) in the presence of these compounds also reveal the better performance of HDPC in both the acids. The adsorption of PC and HDPC on a mild steel surface from both the acids is found to obey Temkin’s adsorption isotherm.

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Vasudevan, T., Muralidharan, B., Muralidharan, S. and Venkatakrishna Iyer, S. (1998), "Inhibition of corrosion of mild steel in acidic solutions by quarternary salts of pyridinium bases", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 45 No. 2, pp. 120-126. https://doi.org/10.1108/00035599810198769

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