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Benzylidene as efficient corrosion inhibition of mild steel in acidic solution
1 , 2 , 3 , 1 , * 4
1  Energy and Renewable Energies Technology Center, University of Technology, Baghdad 10001, Iraq
2  Production engineering and metallurgy, University of Technology, Baghdad 10001, Iraq
3  Al-Karkh University of Science, Baghdad 10001, Iraq
4  Department of Chemical & Process Engineering, University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Bangi, Selangor 43000, Malaysia


New benzylidene derivative namely benzylidene-5-phenyl-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-amine (BPTA), was successfully synthesized and characterized using Fourier Transform Infrared, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and elemental analysis (CHN) techniques. The inhibition efficiency of BPTA on mild steel corrosion in 1.0 N HCl was tested at various temperatures. The methodological work was achieved by gravimetric method complemented with morphological investigation. The concentrations of inhibitor were 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4 and 0.5 mM at the temperatures 303, 313, 323 and 333 K. The BPTA, molecules as become superior corrosion inhibitor with 92% inhibition efficiency of mild steel coupon in the acidic environment. The inhibition efficiency increased with increasing concentrations of BPTA and the excellent efficiency was performed with the 0.5 mM concentration and followed with 0.4 mM. In acidic environment, the 0.5 and 0.4 mM gave the optimum performance with weight loss technique and scanning electron microscopy analysis. On the other hand, the inhibition efficiency decreased with the increase of temperature. Results of BPTA indicated mixed type inhibitor and the adsorption on the mild steels surface obeys the Langmuir adsorption isotherm. It was found that the BPTA performance depend on the concentration and the solution temperature. Quantum chemical calculations have been done to correlate the electronic characteristics of BPTA with the corrosive inhibitive impact. Experimental and theoretical results are in good agreement.

Keywords: BPTA, corrosion inhibitor, sem, nmr, benzylidene