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Inhibition effect of Amoxycillin drug on the corrosion of mild steel in 1N hydrochloric acid solution
S. Hari Kumar, , , K.N. Srinivasan
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Volume: 4
Issue: 3
Pages: 1077 - 1084
The effect of an antibiotic Amoxycillin is studied for use as a low cost and ecofriendly corrosion inhibitor for mild steel in acidic environment. The corrosion inhibition effect is investigated using weight loss, Tafel polarization, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and hydrogen permeation studies. The inhibitor showed 72% inhibition efficiency at 15×10-4M concentration of Amoxycillin. Potentiodynamic polarization suggests that it is a mixed type of inhibitor. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy was used to investigate the mechanism of corrosion inhibition. Hydogen permeation measurements indicated that the compound behave as cathodic inhibitor, but predominantly under mixed control. Diffused reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) studies confirmed only the mere adsorption of Amoxycillin on mild steel surface and not influence on the surface morphology. The adsorption of this compound on mild steel surface obeys Temkin's adsorption isotherm.
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