Synthesis, Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Tetrazole Derivative as an Effective Corrosion Inhibitor for Mild Steel in 1 M HCl

  • H. About
  • M. El Faydy
  • F. Benhiba
  • Z. Rouifi
  • M. Boudalia
  • A. Guenbour
  • H. Zarrok
  • B. Lakhrissi
  • H. Oudda
  • I. Warad
  • A. ZarroukEmail author


The 2-(4,5-dihydro-4-((8-hydroxyquinolin-5-yl) methyl)tetrazol-1-yl) benzamide, symbolized by QTB is a new organic inhibitor synthesized and characterized using 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopies. The corrosion inhibition of mild steel in 1 M HCl by QTB was studied by gravimetric, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and potentiodynamic polarization methods. The temperature effect on the corrosion behavior of steel in 1 M HCl in the absence and the presence of QTB is studied in the temperature range 298–328 K. Inhibition efficiency of QTB increased with an increase in the concentration of inhibitor and decreased with the increase in temperature. The adsorption of QTB on the steel surface obeys to the Langmuir’s adsorption isotherm. The thermodynamic parameters of activation and adsorption were calculated and discussed. The relationship between molecular structure of this compound and their inhibition efficiency has been investigated by ab initio quantum chemical calculations. The Monte Carlo simulation was found to be in good agreement with the experiments.


Synthesis Tetrazole derivative Mild steel Corrosion inhibition Adsorption DFT 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. About
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. El Faydy
    • 2
  • F. Benhiba
    • 1
  • Z. Rouifi
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Boudalia
    • 3
  • A. Guenbour
    • 3
  • H. Zarrok
    • 1
  • B. Lakhrissi
    • 2
  • H. Oudda
    • 1
  • I. Warad
    • 4
  • A. Zarrouk
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Laboratory of Separation Processes, Faculty of ScienceIbnTofail UniversityKenitraMorocco
  2. 2.Laboratory of Agro-Resources, Polymers and Process Engineering, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of ScienceIbnTofail UniversityKenitraMorocco
  3. 3.Laboratory of Materials, Nanotechnology and Environment, Faculty of SciencesMohammed V UniversityRabatMorocco
  4. 4.Department of ChemistryAN-Najah National UniversityNablusPalestine

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