(searched for: "10.5155/eurjchem.1.4.312-318.105")
European Journal of Chemistry, Volume 1, pp 312-318; doi:10.5155/eurjchem.1.4.312-318.105
Abstract: 5-phenylazo-2-thioxo-thiazolidin-4-one and four of its derivatives have been investigated as corrosion inhibitors for C-steel in 1 M sulphuric acid solution using weight-loss and galvanostatic polarization techniques. The efficiency of the inhibitors increases with increase in inhibitor concentration but decreases with a rise in temperature. The conjoint effect of the thiazole derivatives and KBr, KSCN and KI has also been studied. The apparent activation energy (Ea*) and other thermodynamic parameters (ΔS*, ΔH* and ΔG*ads) for the corrosion process have also been calculated. The galvanostatic polarization data indicated that, the inhibitors were of mixed-type, but the cathode is more polarized than the anode. The slopes of the cathodic and anodic Tafel lines (ßc and ßa) are approximately constant and independent of the inhibitor concentration. The adsorption of these compounds on C-steel surface has been found to obey the Temkin's adsorption isotherm. The mechanism of inhibition was discussed in the light of the chemical structure of the undertaken inhibitors.