Septazole: Antibacterial Drug as a Green Corrosion Inhibitor for Copper in Hydrochloric Acid Solutions
The effect of an antibacterial Septazole on the corrosion of copper was studied in 0.1 M HCl at different concentrations using potentiodynamic polarization, electrochemical frequency modulation (EFM) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) measurements. Potentiodynamic polarization indicated that Septazole acted as mixed- type inhibitor. EIS measurements were also used to investigate the mechanism of corrosion inhibition. Results obtained from EFM technique were in agreement with potentiodynamic and EIS techniques. The adsorption of Septazole on the surface of copper followed the Langmuir adsorption isotherm at all concentrations and temperatures studied. The reactivity of Septazole was analyzed through quantum chemical calculations based on PM3 semi-empirical method to explain the efficiency of this inhibitor as corrosion inhibitors.
A. S. Fouda, M.N. EL-Haddad and Y.M.Abdallah