Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, Vol.32, No.18, 2054-2069, 2018
Polygonatum odaratum extract as an eco-friendly inhibitor for aluminum corrosion in acidic medium
The corrosion of aluminum specimens in Polygonatum odaratum (P. odaratum) extract was studied using weight loss measurements, potentiodynamic polarization, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and electron dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) techniques. The inhibition efficiency of the aluminum specimens in the presence of inhibitor from P. odaratum plant extract at 303-333 +/- 1 K was evaluated with the weight loss technique. The results indicate the inhibition efficiency of P. odaratum plant extract increased with increased concentration of the inhibitor and decreased temperature in an acidic medium. The corrosion inhibition properties of the P. odaratum plant extract for aluminum specimen corrosion in 1 M HCl were analyzed using polarization studies and electrochemical impedance studies, which clearly showed a mixed-type inhibitor. UV-visible spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR), SEM, and EDX revealed the surface morphology in the presence and absence of inhibitor on the metal surface. The results indicated the feasibility of using the P. odaratum plant extract as a corrosion inhibitor in acid environments.