Inhibition of Copper Corrosion in Acid Rain Solution Using the Imidazole Derivatives

 Ana Simonović Ana Simonović , Marija Petrović Mihajlović Marija Petrović Mihajlović , Milan Radovanović Milan Radovanović , Žaklina Tasić Žaklina Tasić , Milan Antonijević Milan Antonijević
Российский электрохимический журнал
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The effect of the imidazole derivatives on corrosion behavior of copper in acid rain solution was investigated. Electrochemical methods, quantum chemical calculations and SEM–EDS analysis was used during the work. Results show that inhibition efficiency of 1,1′-sulfonylimidazole, 2-mercapto-1-methylimidazole and 1,2-dimethylimidazole improves with the increase of inhibitors concentration. Surface analysis confirmed that a protective layer is formed on the electrode surface. SEM–EDS analysis of the copper electrode surface confirmed adsorption of inhibitor on active sites on electrode surface. Adsorption of inhibitors in acid rain solution follows the Langmuir adsorption isotherm. Quantum chemical calculations confirmed results obtained by electrochemical measurements.

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  • Technical Faculty in Bor, University of Belgrade, 19210, Bor, Serbia

    Ana Simonović, Marija Petrović Mihajlović, Milan Radovanović, Žaklina Tasić & Milan Antonijević

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