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Journal of Materials
Volume 2013, Article ID 479728, 5 pages
Research Article

Corrosion Inhibition of Aluminium in HCl by Amine Modified Epoxy Resin

1Institute of Petroleum Studies, University of Port Harcourt, PMB 2, Choba, Port Harcourt 500102, Rivers State, Nigeria
2Department of Chemical Sciences, Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu, Ile-Ife 220371, State of Osun, Nigeria
3Technical Department, Greenfield-Oaks Limited, London SE25 4HL, UK
4Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry, University of Port Harcourt, PMB 5323, Port Harcourt 500102, Rivers State, Nigeria

Received 12 November 2012; Revised 3 February 2013; Accepted 3 February 2013

Academic Editor: Wolfgang Maser

Copyright © 2013 Makanjuola Oki 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.


N-Butyl amine has been grafted unto Dow epoxy resin. The product was evaluated as an acid inhibitor by gravimetric techniques. The reduction in corrosion of aluminium in 1 M HCl solution was 92% at and 83% at with an inhibitor concentration of 100 ppm. The corrosion rate at this concentration was and mm/yr at and . For the specimens in HCl without inhibitor at 10-hour immersion period, the corrosion rate was and mm/yr, respectively, at and . Data obtained correlate with Langmuir isotherm.