Corrosion inhibition efficiency of newly synthesized quaternary ammonium salt in 1M HCl

K S, Yoganand ; M, Meena ; M J, Umapathy


The newly synthesized quaternary ammonium salt, 1, 4-Bis (dimethyl decyl) ethylene diammonium bromide has been characterized by FT-IR, 1H NMR, 13C NMR. It has been examined for its corrosion efficiency by the weight loss method by immersing in a 1M HCl solution. The surface morphology is characterized using Scanning Electron Microscopy and it exhibited the variation between corroded surface and inhibited surface of carbon steel.Energy-Dispersive X-ray spectroscopy also shown the differences in composition of the corroded and surface coated with inhibitor. The efficiency of the inhibitor is investigated by varying the concentration of the inhibitor from 100 to 500 ppm and over a temperature range from 25 to 45C. Inhibitor efficiency is maximum in the concentration range of 500 ppm and found to be 77.75% at 45C. The plot of concentration against surface coverage revealed that, the present system follows Langmuir’s adsorption isotherm. Compared to acidic medium, inhibitor excelled its maximum efficiency in the neutral medium.


1, 4-Bis (dimethyl decyl) ethylene diammonium bromide; Adsorption isotherm; Corrosion inhibitor; Corrosion rate; Inhibitor efficiency; Quaternary ammonium salt

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