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Current Nanoscience


ISSN (Print): 1573-4137
ISSN (Online): 1875-6786

Research Article

Curcumin Decorated Silver Nanoparticles as Bioinspired Corrosion Inhibitor for Carbon Steel

Author(s): Prathamesh G. Joshi, Dheeraj Singh Chauhan*, Vandana Srivastava* and Mumtaz Ahmad Quraishi

Volume 18, Issue 2, 2022

Published on: 15 December, 2020

Page: [266 - 275] Pages: 10

DOI: 10.2174/1573413716666201215170101

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Background: Curcumin-stabilized silver nanoparticles (Cur-AgNp) were synthesized by a facile chemical method. The synthesized AgNp was, for the first time, used as a bio-derived corrosion inhibitor for carbon steel in the 1M sulphamic acid medium.

Methods: The electrochemical studies via impedance spectroscopy, potentiodynamic polarization, and surface analysis are reported in the communication. The maximum inhibition efficiency of 92.87% was obtained at 800 mgL-1.

Results: The impedance measurements revealed an elevation in the polarization resistance with growth in the inhibitor concentration, which supports the adsorption and inhibition behavior of Cur- AgNp on the steel surface. The inhibitor functioned by adsorption on the steel surface and obeyed the Langmuir kinetic-thermodynamic isotherm with a mixed mode of physical/ chemical adsorption. The potentiodynamic polarization study revealed cathodic predominating behavior.

Conclusion: The SEM analysis depicted the development of a protective inhibitor film on the steel substrate, and FTIR-ATR analysis of the inhibited steel surface supported the adsorption of the corrosion inhibitor on the metallic surface.

Keywords: Curcumin, Silver nanoparticles, Ultrasound, Corrosion inhibitor, Impedance spectroscopy, Potentiodynamicpolarization

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