Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, Vol.30, No.8, 851-865, 2016
Synthesis and anti-corrosion performance of Adenine-L-Alanine ramification
In this paper, a new amino acid derivative, namely Adenine-L-Alanine ramification (ALAR) was synthesized and investigated as a green corrosion inhibitor for X80 pipeline steel in 0.1 mol/L hydrochloric acid solution using the weight loss, AC impedance, and polarization curve method. The structure of the derivative was characterized by IR and UV-vis spectrum. The weight loss and AC impedance found that the inhibition efficiency increased with the increase in concentration of the inhibitor but decreased with rise in temperature, the corrosion inhibition efficiency attains 91.26% in 8 x 10(-2) g/L concentration at 30 degrees C. The polarization studies showed that the studied amino acid derivative can be used as a corrosion inhibitor. The surface of inhibited and uninhibited specimens was analyzed by scanning electron microscopy and the adsorption of the inhibitor on the mild steel surface obeys Langmuir adsorption isotherm. The quantum chemical descriptors such as the energy of highest occupied molecular orbital, energy of lowest unoccupied molecular orbital were calculated and the inhibition mechanism can be analyzed by the distribution of electrons. Analysis indicated that the inhibitor molecular and empty d orbital of metal forms the coordination bond, coverson the surface of metal, and prevents corrosion reaction.