Exploring the potential role of pyrazoline derivatives in corrosion inhibition of mild steel in hydrochloric acid solution: Insights from experimental and computational studies

  • Hassane Lgaz, Sourav Kr. Saha, Abdelkarim Chaouiki, K. Subrahmanya Bhat, Rachid Salghi, Shubhalaxmi, Priyabrata Banerjee, Ismat H. Ali, Mohammad I. Khan, Ill-Min Chung
  • Construction and Building Materials, February 2020, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.117320

Exploring the potential role of pyrazoline derivatives in corrosion inhibition of mild steel

What is it about?

Iron and its alloys are commonly used materials in petroleum refining facilities. However, poor corrosion resistance is always a disturbing problem for these industries. Herein, we demonstrated the utility of two pyrazoline derivatives (PYRs), namely, 2-(4-(4,5-dihydro-3-(4-methoxyphenyl)-1H-pyrazol-5-yl)phenoxy)acetic acid (PYR-1) and 2-(4-(4,5-dihydro-3-p-tolyl-1H-pyrazol-5-yl)phenoxy)acetic acid (PYR-2) for enhancing mild steel (MS) resistance in 1.0 M HCl using chemical, electrochemical, scanning electron microscope (SEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and computational techniques. Weight loss measurements revealed that the optimum concentration of inhibitors is 5 mM. The maximum inhibition efficiencies (based on electrochemical results) were obtained 94% and 88% for PYR-1 and PYR-2, respectively.

Why is it important?

Pyrazoline class of compounds are easy to synthesize from corresponding chalcones. Citation update: 47 (as on 20/04/2021)


Dr Subrahmanya Bhat K
Manipal Institute Of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education

Corrosion of mild steel takes place in many environments especially during oil filed acidification process. One way to address this problem is by use of organic corrosion inhibitors. Our related publications: (i) H. Lgaz, K. S. Bhat, R. Salghi, Shubhalaxmi, S. Jodeh, M. Algarra, B. Hammouti, A. Essamri, Insights into corrosion inhibition behavior of three chalcone derivatives for mild steel in hydrochloric acid solution, J. Mol. Liq, Vol 238, 71-83, 2017. (ii) H. Lgaz, R. Salghi, K. S. Bhat, A. Chaouiki, Shubhalaxmi, S. Jodeh, Correlated Experimental and Theoretical Study on Inhibition Behavior of Novel Quinoline Derivatives for the Corrosion of Mild Steel in Hydrochloric Acid Solution, J. Mol. Liq., 244, 154-168, 2017. (iii) H. Lgaz, R. Salghi, A. Chaouiki, Shubhalaxmi, S. Jodeh, K. S. Bhat, Pyrazoline derivatives as possible Corrosion Inhibitors for Mild Steel in Acidic Media: A combined Experimental and Theoretical approach, Cogent Engg, 2018, Article id: 1441585 (17 pages). (iv) A. Chaouiki, H. Lgaz, Ill-Min Chung, I. H. Ali, S. L. Gaonkar, K. S. Bhat, R. Salghi, H. Oudda and M. I. Khan, Understanding Corrosion Inhibition of Mild Steel in Acid Medium by new benzonitriles: Insights from Experimental and Computational Studies, J Mol. Liq., 266, 603-616, 2018. (v) A. Chaouiki, H. Lgaz, R. Salghi, M. Chafiq, H. Oudda, Shubhalaxmi, K. S. Bhat, I. Cretescu, I. H. Ali, M. I. Khan, I-M. Chung, Assessing the Impact of Electron-Donating-Substituted Chalcones on Inhibition of Mild Steel Corrosion in HCl Solution: Experimental Results and Molecular level Insights, Coll. Sur. (A): Phy. Eng. Aspects. 588, 124366, 2020.

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