The ecofriendly poly(butylene succinate) extended with 1,6-diisocynatohexane composted with L-histidine (PBSLH) polymer composite was synthesized by condensation polymerization. The polymer composite was characterized by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and scanning electron microscope (SEM-EDX). The inhibition action of the polymer composite was investigated by conventional weight loss, potentiodynamic polarization, variable amplitude micro (VASP), and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The maximum corrosion inhibition efficiency of 78 % was obtained at concentration level of 600 ppm. The results revealed PBSLH as a mixed type corrosion inhibitor. The thermodynamic and kinetic parameters also revealed adsorption of PBSLH on to mild surface as exothermic and the adsorption was conformed to Langmuir model. The morphology of mild steel coupons was investigated by SEM and atomic force microscope (AFM) and the results showed PBSLH to have inhibited corrosion on mild steel in 1 M HCL.
Tsoeunyane, M. G., Makhatha, M. E., & Arotiba, O. A. (2019). Corrosion Inhibition of Mild Steel by Poly(butylene succinate)-L-histidine Extended with 1,6-diisocynatohexane Polymer Composite in 1 M HCl. International Journal of Corrosion, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/7406409