Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
International Journal of Corrosion
Volume 2012, Article ID 768729, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/768729
Research Article

Inhibitory Action of Artemisia annua Extracts and Artemisinin on the Corrosion of Mild Steel in H2SO4 Solution

1Corrosion and Electrochemistry Research Group, Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, University of Calabar, PMB 1115, Calabar, Nigeria
2Headquarters Eastern Naval Command, Navy Road, Calabar, Nigeria
3Department of Biochemistry, University of Calabar, PMB 1115, Calabar, Nigeria
4Department of Genetics and Biotechnology, University of Calabar, PMB 1115, Calabar, Nigeria
5Department of Chemistry, North-West University, Mafikeng Campus, Private Bag X2046, Mmabatho 2735, South Africa

Received 24 June 2011; Accepted 9 August 2011

Academic Editor: Ali Y. El-Etre

Copyright © 2012 P. C. Okafor et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. R. M. Saleh, A. A. Ismail, and A. H. El Hosary, “Corrosion inhibition by naturally occurring substances. vii. the effect of aqueous extracts of some leaves and fruit peels on the corrosion of steel, Al, Zn and Cu in acids,” British Corrosion Journal, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 131–135, 1982. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. O. K. Abiola and A. O. James, “The effects of Aloe vera extract on corrosion and kinetics of corrosion process of zinc in HCl solution,” Corrosion Science, vol. 52, no. 2, pp. 661–664, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. A. Y. El-Etre, “Inhibition of acid corrosion of carbon steel using aqueous extract of olive leaves,” Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, vol. 314, no. 2, pp. 578–583, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  4. P. C. Okafor and E. E. Ebenso, “Inhibitive action of Carica papaya extracts on the corrosion of mild steel in acidic media and their adsorption characteristics,” Pigment and Resin Technology, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 134–140, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. P. C. Okafor, M. E. Ikpi, I. E. Uwah, E. E. Ebenso, U. J. Ekpe, and S. A. Umoren, “Inhibitory action of Phyllanthus amarus extracts on the corrosion of mild steel in acidic media,” Corrosion Science, vol. 50, no. 8, pp. 2310–2317, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. I. E. Uwah, P. C. Okafor, and V. E. Ebiekpe, “Inhibitive action of ethanol extracts from Nauclea latifolia on the corrosion of mild steel in H2SO4 solutions and their adsorption characteristics,” Arabian Journal of Chemistry. In press. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  7. P. C. Okafor, E. E. Ebenso, and U. J. Ekpe, “Azadirachta indica extracts as corrosion inhibitor for mild steel in acid medium,” International Journal of Electrochemical Science, vol. 5, no. 7, pp. 978–993, 2010. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. I. B. Obot, S. A. Umoren, and N. O. Obi-Egbedi, “Corrosion inhibition and adsorption behaviour for aluminuim by extract of Aningeria robusta in HCl solution: synergistic effect of iodide ions,” Journal of Materials and Environmental Science, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 60–71, 2011. View at Google Scholar
  9. M. Lebrini, F. Robert, and C. Roos, “Alkaloids extract from Palicourea guianensis plant as corrosion inhibitor for C38 steel in 1 M hydrochloric acid medium,” International Journal of Electrochemical Science, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 847–859, 2011. View at Google Scholar
  10. M. Lebrini, F. Robert, P. A. Blandinières, and C. Roos, “Corrosion inhibition by Isertia coccinea plant extract in hydrochloric acid solution,” International Journal of Electrochemical Science, vol. 6, no. 7, pp. 2443–2460, 2011. View at Google Scholar
  11. A. O. James and O. Akaranta, “Inhibition of corrosion of zinc in hydrochloric acid solution by red onion skin acetone extract,” Research Journal of Chemical Sciences, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 31–37, 2011. View at Google Scholar
  12. M. Kohler, W. Haerdi, P. Christen, and J.-L. Veuthey, “Extraction of artemisinin and artemisinic acid from Artemisia annua L. using supercritical carbon dioxide,” Journal of Chromatography A, vol. 785, no. 1-2, pp. 353–360, 1997. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. P. S. Covello, “Making artemisinin,” Phytochemistry, vol. 69, no. 17, pp. 2881–2885, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. J. Ferreira and J. Janick, “Annual Wormwood (Artemisia annua L.) New Crop FactSHEET,” 2009, www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/cropfactsheets/artemisia.pdf, 23rd March, 2010.
  15. J. Han, M. Ye, X. Qiao, M. Xu, B.-R. Wang, and D.-A. Guo, “Characterization of phenolic compounds in the Chinese herbal drug Artemisia annua by liquid chromatography coupled to electrospray ionization mass spectrometry,” Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, vol. 47, no. 3, pp. 516–525, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  16. J. B. Harbone, Phytochemical Methods : A Guide to Modern Techniques of Plant Analysis, Chapman and Hill, London ,UK, 1973.
  17. E. R. Sofowora, “Guidelines for research promotion and development in traditional medicine,” Nigeria Journal of Pharmacy, vol. 11, pp. 117–118, 1980. View at Google Scholar
  18. G. E. Trease and W. C. Evans, A Textbook of Pharmacology, Baillier Tidally, London ,UK, 1996.
  19. U. J. Ekpe, U. J. Ibok, B. I. Ita, O. E. Offiong, and E. E. Ebenso, “Inhibitory action of methyl and phenyl thiosemicarbazone derivatives on the corrosion of mild steel in hydrochloric acid,” Materials Chemistry and Physics, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 87–93, 1995. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  20. B. I. Ita and O. E. Offiong, “Inhibition of steel corrosion in hydrochloric acid by pyridoxal, 4-methylthiosemicarbazide, pyridoxal-(4-methylthiosemicarbazone) and its Zn(II) complex,” Materials Chemistry and Physics, vol. 48, no. 2, pp. 164–169, 1997. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  21. P. C. Okafor, U. J. Ekpe, E. E. Ebenso, E. M. Umoren, and K. E. Leizou, “Inhibition of mild steel corrosion in acidic medium by Allium sativum extracts,” Bulletin of Electrochemistry, vol. 21, no. 8, pp. 347–352, 2005. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  22. A. Y. El-Etre, “The inhibitive action of the mucilage extracted from the modified stems of prickly pears, toward acid corrosion of aluminum,” Corrosion Science, vol. 45, no. 11, pp. 2485–2495, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  23. M. Abdallah, “Antibacterial drugs as corrosion inhibitors for corrosion of aluminium in hydrochloric solution,” Corrosion Science, vol. 46, no. 8, pp. 1981–1996, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  24. P. C. Okafor, U. J. Ekpe, E. E. Ebenso, E. E. Oguzie, N. S. Umo, and A. R. Etor, “Extract of Allium cepa and Allium sativum as corrosion inhibitors of mild steel in HCl solution,” Transactions of the SAEST, vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 82–87, 2006. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  25. T. Zhao and G. Mu, “The adsorption and corrosion inhibition of anion surfactants on aluminium surface in hydrochloric acid,” Corrosion Science, vol. 41, no. 10, pp. 1937–1944, 1999. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  26. M. Abdallah, E. A. Helal, and A. S. Fouda, “Aminopyrimidine derivatives as inhibitors for corrosion of 1018 carbon steel in nitric acid solution,” Corrosion Science, vol. 48, no. 7, pp. 1639–1654, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  27. S. S. Rehim, O. A. Hazzazi, M. A. Amin, and K. F. Khaled, “On the corrosion inhibition of low carbon steel in concentrated sulphuric acid solutions. Part I: chemical and electrochemical (AC and DC) studies,” Corrosion Science, vol. 50, no. 8, pp. 2258–2271, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  28. A. A. El-Awady, B. A. Abd-El-Nabey, and S. G. Aziz, “Kinetic-thermodynamic and adsorption isotherms analyses for the inhibition of the acid corrosion of steel by cyclic and open-chain amines,” Journal of the Electrochemical Society, vol. 139, no. 8, pp. 2149–2154, 1992. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  29. P. C. Okafor, V. I. Osabor, and E. E. Ebenso, “Eco-friendly corrosion inhibitors: inhibitive action of ethanol extracts of Garcinia kola for the corrosion of mild steel in H2SO4 solutions,” Pigment and Resin Technology, vol. 36, no. 5, pp. 299–305, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  30. E. E. Oguzie, G. N. Onuoha, and A. I. Onuchukwu, “The inhibition of aluminium corrosion in potassium hydroxide by "Congo Red" dye, and synergistic action with halide ions,” Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, vol. 52, no. 5, pp. 293–298, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  31. K. Gomma and M. H. Wahdan, “Effect of temperature on the acidic dissolution of copper in the presence of amino acids,” Materials Chemistry and Physics, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 142–148, 1994. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  32. S. Martinez and I. Stern, “Thermodynamic characterization of metal dissolution and inhibitor adsorption processes in the low carbon steel/mimosa tannin/sulfuric acid system,” Applied Surface Science, vol. 199, no. 1–4, pp. 83–89, 2002. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  33. S. S. Abd El Rehim, M. A. M. Ibrahim, and K. F. Khalid, “The inhibition of 4-(2'-amino-5'-methylphenylazo) antipyrine on corrosion of mild steel in HCl solution,” Materials Chemistry and Physics, vol. 70, no. 3, pp. 268–273, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  34. B. B. Damaskin, O. A. Petrii, and B. Batraktov, Adsorption of Organic Compounds on Electrodes, Plenum Press, New York, NY, USA, 1971.
  35. A. Le Mehaute and G. Grepy, “Introduction to transfer and motion in fractal media: the geometry of kinetics,” Solid State Ionics, vol. 9-10, no. 17, pp. 17–30, 1983. View at Google Scholar
  36. G. Reinhard and U. Rammet, in Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 6th European Symposium on Corrosion Inhibitors, p. 831, Ferrara, Italy, 1985.