Experimental and theoretical study on corrosion inhibition of new synthesized menthone derivatives (Menthopyrazole compounds) for mild steel in 1 M HCl solution


  • Ansari Abdeslam
  • Manssouri Mounir
  • Znini Mohamed
  • Lakbaibi Zouhair
  • Azrour Mohamed




The aim of the present work is to evaluate the protective ability of newly menthone derivatives 7-isopropyl-4-methyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazole (HMP) and 7-isopropyl-4-methyl-1-phenyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazole (PMP) as mild steel corrosion inhibitors in 1M HCl, which may get applications as eco-friendly corrosion inhibitors in acidizing processes in the industry. The corrosion attitude of mild steel at various concentrations of the inhibitors was examined in the range from 298 to 328 K. An increase in the inhibitory effectiveness in acidic solution at higher concentration and temperature follow the existence of inhibitors. The aspect of adsorption mixed type of inhibitors was highlighted by the Polarization curves. The adsorption of HMP and PMP is in line with the Langmuir isotherm model. Theoretical indices study of both inhibitors (HMP and PMP) via CDFT (the conceptual density functional theory) has been studied. To search for the best spatial configuration of steel/inhibitor a Monte Carlo simulation studies were applied.


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