Investigation of 6-[5-(4-Methoxyphenyl) furan-2-yl] Nicotinonitrile as a New Corrosion Inhibitor for Carbon Steel in Acidic Solution: Chemical, Electrochemical and Quantum Chemical Studies

  • A. S. FoudaEmail author
  • M. N. El-Haddad
  • M. A. Ismail
  • A. Abd Elgyed


Theeffect of 6-[5-(4-methoxyphenyl) furan-2-yl] nicotinonitrile (MA-1160) as a new corrosion inhibitor for carbon steel (CS) in hydrochloric acid (HCl) solution was investigated using weight loss (WL), atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) and electrochemical measurements. The surface morphology of CS was tested using: scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscope, attenuated total reflection–Fourier transform infra-red and ultraviolet–visible spectroscopy methods. The adsorption of MA-1160 on CS surface obeyed the model of Langmuir isotherm. Polarization data revealed that this inhibitor behave as mixed-type inhibitor. The spectroscopic measurements revealed the formation of a protective adsorbed layer on CS surface. Quantum chemical calculations were calculated and discussed using density functional theory method. The inhibition efficiency (% ) was 84% in WL, 86.4% in AAS, 86.0% in potentiodynamic polarization and 84.8% in EIS 86% at 21 µM. Thus, all the test methods gave good agreement with each other in % .


Carbon steel 6-[5-(4-Methoxyphenyl) furan-2-yl] nicotinonitrile Acid corrosion SEM DFT 



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  1. 1.Chemistry Department, Faculty of ScienceMansoura UniversityEl MansouraEgypt

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