Journal of Applied Electrochemistry

, Volume 38, Issue 3, pp 289–295 | Cite as

Some new triazole derivatives as inhibitors for mild steel corrosion in acidic medium

  • Wei-hua LiEmail author
  • Qiao He
  • Sheng-tao Zhang
  • Chang-ling Pei
  • Bao-rong Hou
Original Paper


Two triazole derivatives, 3,4-dichloro-acetophenone-O-1′-(1′,3′,4′-triazolyl)-methaneoxime (4-DTM) and 2,5-dichloro-acetophenone-O-1′-(1′,3′,4′-triazolyl)-methaneoxime (5-DTM) were synthesized, and the inhibition effects for mild steel in 1 M HCl solutions were investigated by weight loss measurements, electrochemical tests and scanning electronic microscopy (SEM). The weight loss measurements showed that these compounds have excellent inhibiting effect at a concentration of 1.0 × 10−3 M. The potentiodynamic polarization experiment revealed that the triazole derivatives are inhibitors of mixed-type and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) confirmed that changes in the impedance parameters (R ct and C dl) are due to surface adsorption. The inhibition efficiencies obtained from weight loss measurements and electrochemical tests were in good agreement. Adsorption followed the Langmuir isotherm with negative values of the free energy of adsorption \( \Updelta G^{o}_{{{\text{ads}}}} \). The thermodynamic parameters of adsorption were determined and are discussed. Results show that both 4-DTM and 5-DTM are good inhibitors for mild steel in acid media.


Triazole derivative Acid inhibitor Potentiodynamic polarization EIS Langmuir adsorption isotherm 



The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of K.C. Wang Education Foundation, Hong Kong and the Knowledge Innovation Project of The Chinese Academy of Science (Grant No. KZXCX2-YW-210).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wei-hua Li
    • 1
    Email author
  • Qiao He
    • 2
  • Sheng-tao Zhang
    • 2
  • Chang-ling Pei
    • 3
  • Bao-rong Hou
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of OceanologyChinese Academy of SciencesQingdaoChina
  2. 2.College of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringChongqing UniversityChongqingChina
  3. 3.School of Civil EngineeringQingdao Technological UniversityQingdaoChina

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