Journal of Applied Electrochemistry

, Volume 38, Issue 9, pp 1253–1258 | Cite as

Novel calixarene derivatives as inhibitors of mild C-38 steel corrosion in 1 M HCl

  • M. Kaddouri
  • N. Cheriaa
  • R. Souane
  • M. Bouklah
  • A. Aouniti
  • R. Abidi
  • B. Hammouti
  • J. Vicens
Original Paper


Calixarenes CA1CA4 containing one to four 4-imidazolylethylamidocarbonyl groups were synthesized and tested as inhibitors for the corrosion of mild steel in 1 M HCl at 308 K. The study was made using Tafel polarisation and weight-loss methods. In contrast to CA1, calixarenes CA2CA4 were good inhibitors, reaching inhibition efficiencies (E%) of 94 to 100% at 10−4 M. The values of the inhibition efficiency calculated by the two techniques were in acceptable agreement. E% increased with the number of 4-imidazolylethylamidocarbonyl groups attached to the calixarene. Polarisation curves showed that CA2CA4 act as mixed-type inhibitors. Their adsorption on the steel surface followed a Langmuir isotherm. Thermodynamic parameters of adsorption were also deduced.


Corrosion Steel Calixarene Inhibition Hydrochloric acid Chemisorption 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Kaddouri
    • 1
  • N. Cheriaa
    • 2
    • 3
  • R. Souane
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Bouklah
    • 1
  • A. Aouniti
    • 1
  • R. Abidi
    • 3
  • B. Hammouti
    • 1
  • J. Vicens
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Chimie Appliquée et Environnement, Faculté des SciencesOujdaMorocco
  2. 2.ECPM, IPCH, UMR 7178 du CNRS-ULP Strasbourg Cedex 2France
  3. 3.Faculté des Sciences de BizerteZarouna-BizerteTunisie

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