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“The inhibited effect of some tetrazolic compounds towards the corrosion of brass in acid solution
Applied Surface Science (2006)
  • M. Mihit
  • S. El Issami
  • M. Bouklah
  • L. Bazzi
  • B. Hammouti
  • E. Ait Addi
  • R. Salghi
  • S. Kertit
Abstract
The effect of the addition of some tetrazolic type organic compounds: 1-phenyl-5-mercapto-1,2,3,4-tetrazole (PMT), 1,2,3,4-tetrazole (TTZ), 5-amino-1,2,3,4-tetrazole (AT) and 1-phenyl-1,2,3,4-tetrazole (PT) on the corrosion of brass in nitric acid is studied by weight loss, polarisation and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) measurements. The explored methods gave almost similar results. Results obtained reveal that PMT is the best inhibitor and the inhibition efficiency (E%) follows the sequence: PMT > PT > AT > TTZ. Polarization measurements also indicated that tetrazoles acted as mixed-type inhibitors without changing the mechanism of the hydrogen evolution reaction. Partial ð-charge on atoms has been calculated. Correlation between the highest occupied molecular orbital energy EHOMO and inhibition efficiencies was sought. The adsorption of PMT on the brass surface followed the Langmuir isotherm. Effect of temperature is also studied in the (25–50 °C) range
Keywords
  • Copper alloys,
  • nitric acid,
  • corrosion,
  • inhibition,
  • tetrazol.
Publication Date
2006
Citation Information
M. Mihit, S. El Issami, M. Bouklah, L. Bazzi, et al.. "“The inhibited effect of some tetrazolic compounds towards the corrosion of brass in acid solution" Applied Surface Science Vol. 252 (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mihit_mohammed/13/