Corrosion Inhibition of Aluminium Pigments in Aqueous Alkaline Medium Using Plant Extracts

Chris O Akalezi, Conrad Kenechukwu Enenebeaku, Cynthia E Ogukwe, Emeka Emmanuel Oguzie


This work examines the efficacy and efficiency of Bucolzia coriacea (BC) and Cninodoscolus chayansa (CC) plants extracts as corrosion inhibitors for aluminium pigments using gas volumetric technique. The results obtained from this study indicate that all the extracts inhibited the corrosion process by extending the latency periods of the aluminium pigment-extract mix far beyond that of the bare aluminium pigment. Inhibition efficiency obtained was not only concentration dependent but also plant dependent and followed the order: BC>CC. A linear correlation was obtained between inhibition efficiency and duration of latency for each extract. Molecular modeling was used to evaluate the structure, electronic reactive parameters of the plant extracts in relation to their effectiveness as corrosion inhibitors.

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