Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance

, Volume 22, Issue 8, pp 2277–2287 | Cite as

Corrosion Inhibition of Carbon Steel by New Thiophene Azo Dye Derivatives in Acidic Solution

  • Mahmoud N. El-HaddadEmail author
  • A. S. Fouda
  • H. A. Mostafa


Inhibition of carbon steel corrosion in 2 M hydrochloric acid (HCl) solution by thiophene azo dye derivatives were studied using weight loss, electrochemical frequency modulation (EFM), and atomic absorption techniques. The experimental data suggest that the inhibition efficiency increases with increasing inhibitors concentration in presence of 103 μM potassium iodide (KI). This is due to synergistic effect. Thus, the experimental results suggested that the presence of these anions in the solution stabilized the adsorption of inhibitors molecules on the metal surface and improved the inhibition efficiency. The results of EFM experiments are a spectrum of current response as a function of frequency. The corrosion rate and Tafel parameters can be obtained with measurement by analyzing the harmonic frequencies. The adsorption of the inhibitors on metal surface obeys the Langmuir adsorption isotherm. The surface of metal examined using Fourier transform infrared and ultraviolet spectroscopy. Quantum chemical calculations were carried out and relations between computed parameters and experimental inhibition efficiency were discussed.


azo dye derivatives carbon steel electrochemical measurements infrared spectroscopy quantum chemical calculations 


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  • Mahmoud N. El-Haddad
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. S. Fouda
    • 1
  • H. A. Mostafa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, Faculty of ScienceMansoura UniversityMansouraEgypt

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