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Publication date: 18 August 2020

Amir Samadi, Reza Amini, Mehran Rostami, Pooneh Kardar and Michele Fedel

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the possibility of using conductive polymers such as polyaniline (PANI) as corrosion inhibitors for metals.

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the possibility of using conductive polymers such as polyaniline (PANI) as corrosion inhibitors for metals.

Design/methodology/approach

In this study, the effect of the addition of praseodymium (Pr3+) cations on the corrosion inhibition performance of PANI for AZ31 magnesium alloy was appraised through electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and potentiodynamic polarization tests.

Findings

The results of EIS and potentiodynamic polarization tests indicated the improvement of corrosion resistance of AZ31 during different immersion times.

Research limitations/implications

This anti-corrosion ability of PANI/Pr3+ composite applies as non-toxic environmentally friendly corrosion inhibitor on the self-healing corrosion protection properties.

Practical implications

The conductive polymers are interested for many industries. The reported data can be used by the formulators working in the R&D departments.

Social implications

The anti-corrosion ability of PANI/Pr3+ composite present a novel and high effective route against metal corrosion besides application of toxic corrosion.

Originality/value

The application of titanium dioxide coating in the field of architectural heritage is a great challenge. Therefore, the main objective of this study is to study the synthesis, characterization and corrosion inhibition performance of Pr3+ cations doped PANI nano-fibers as an anti-corrosion additive for AZ31 magnesium alloy in 3.5 Wt.% NaCl solution.

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Pigment & Resin Technology, vol. 50 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0369-9420

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Publication date: 25 May 2018

Khaoula Nasr, Michele Fedel, Khaled Essalah, Flavio Deflorian and Nebil Souissi

This study aims to investigate the inhibition performance of an aqueous extract of Matricaria recutita chamomile on the corrosion of S235JR steel in 0.5 M NaCl by using…

Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to investigate the inhibition performance of an aqueous extract of Matricaria recutita chamomile on the corrosion of S235JR steel in 0.5 M NaCl by using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and polarization measurements.

Design/methodology/approach

The inhibition performance was investigated using EIS and polarization measurements. Surface analysis demonstrates the presence of a protective layer on the steel surface in the presence of the extract. Quantum chemical parameters calculated for the molecules contained in the aqueous extract are interpreted to predict the corrosion inhibition efficiency of the considered extract.

Findings

The inhibition efficiency of chamomile aqueous extract for S235JR steel increases with increasing amounts of plant concentration and with an increase in the immersion time. The optimal inhibition efficiency of chamomile extract, 98.90 per cent, was achieved for S235JR steel when immersed in 15 per cent v/v of extract concentration for 2 h. The surface analysis in the absence and presence of the chamomile extract confirmed the formation of a protective layer on steel surface. The quantum chemical calculations allowed to explain the great inhibition efficiency values by interpreting the calculated quantum parameters.

Originality/value

This is the first study carrying out an experimental and theoretical investigation on M. recutita chamomile as a green corrosion inhibitor, with interesting potential industrial applications.

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Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, vol. 65 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0003-5599

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