Quantum Chemical Assessment of the Interaction of Potential Anticorrosion Additives with Steel Surface

Author(s): Ime B. Obot.

Journal Name: Innovations in Corrosion and Materials Science

Volume 4 , Issue 2 , 2014

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Abstract:

Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations were performed on two quinoline molecules namely 2-hydroxyquinoline-3-carboxylic acid (2-HQCA) and 2-mercaptoquinoline-3- carboxylic acid (2-MQCA) to investigate their possible role as steel corrosion inhibitor. Calculations were carried out for neutral and protonated forms both in gas and aqueous phases for comparison. The quantum chemical properties and descriptors most relevant to their inhibition potentials such as EHOMO, ELUMO, Energy gap (ΔE), dipole moment (D), softness (S), hardness (η), fraction of electrons transferred (ΔN), electrophilicity (ω), total energy change (ΩT) have been calculated and compared. The interaction energy between the inhibitors and iron atom was also computed and discussed. The results from the calculations indicate that 2-MQCA should have better corrosion inhibition properties for steel than 2-HQCA. This is solely due to the substitution of O with S.

Keywords: Corrosion inhibition, DFT, modelling studies, quinoline, steel.

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VOLUME: 4
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2014
Page: [107 - 117]
Pages: 11
DOI: 10.2174/2352094904666141201215954
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