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Synergized Plant Leave Extracts as Substitute to Toxic Additives in Alkyd Resin Primer for Corrosion Inhibition of Steel
American Journal of Applied Chemistry
Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2016, Pages: 97-103
Received: Apr. 22, 2016; Accepted: May 4, 2016; Published: May 23, 2016
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Sodiya Ezekiel Folorunso, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Dawodu Folasegun Anthony, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Oyedele Adebayo Abidemi, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
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Inhibition of steel corrosion by synergized leave extracts of Sida acuta and Jatropha curcas as additives substitute to synthetic compounds in Alkyd based Primer coats was investigated in 1.0 M HCl using the gasometric technique at 30°C and 50°C. Results obtained showed that the extract alternative effectively inhibited corrosion of degalvanised steel more than the synthetic chemical. This was confirmed by optimum inhibition efficiency of 93% to 90% corrosion rate 0.202 cm3/hr to 0.337 cm3/hr of the extract to the synthetic compound. Activation energy and Energy of adsorption decrease with time. Fourier transform infra red analysis confirmed the presence of C=O of ester by the presence of C-O functional band at 1094 cm-1. Surface morphology of the steel with the synergized were studied with Scanning electron microscope (SEM) and Electron dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) which revealed the protection of the internal grains of the metal from dissolution into corrodent provided by the adsorbed film the extract.
Synergized Extract, Jatropha curas, Sida acuta, Deglavanised Steel, Alkyd-Extract Primer, Alkyd Zn-primer
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Sodiya Ezekiel Folorunso, Dawodu Folasegun Anthony, Oyedele Adebayo Abidemi, Synergized Plant Leave Extracts as Substitute to Toxic Additives in Alkyd Resin Primer for Corrosion Inhibition of Steel, American Journal of Applied Chemistry. Vol. 4, No. 3, 2016, pp. 97-103. doi: 10.11648/j.ajac.20160403.15
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