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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 6 (2009), Issue 3, Pages 887-897

Corrosion Inhibition by Sodium Gluconate-Zn2+-DTPMP System

P. Manjula

Department of Chemistry, APA College for Women, CK Pudur, Palani, India

Received 18 November 2008; Accepted 1 January 2009

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The inhibition efficiency of a phosphonic acid, Diethylene Triamine Pentamethylene Phosphonic acid (DTPMP) in controlling corrosion of carbon steel immersed in an aqueous solution containing 60 ppm of Cl- has been evaluated by weight loss method in the absence and presence of Zn2+. The formulation consisting of DTPMP and Zn2+ has excellent inhibition efficiency (IE). A synergistic effect is noticed between Zn2+ and DTPMP. Addition of sodium gluconate (SG) enhances the IE of Zn2+ and DTPMP system. The DTPMP-Zn2+-SG system function as a mixed inhibitor as revealed by polarization study. AC impedance spectrum, optical and atomic force micrographs reveal the formation of a protective film on the metal surface. FTIR spectra reveal that the protective film consists of Fe2+-DTPMP complex, Fe2+-SG complex and Zn(OH)2.