This paper summarizes the inhibitor activity of various reported thiourea derivatives in acid media used against the deterioration of mild steel. Acid solutions have been extensively employed in manufacturing and many industrial processes for pickling and removal of undesirable scale. Mild steel is highly susceptible to corrosion in such aggressive acid media. The additives such as inhibitors are widely employed in those cases to reduce the extent of corrosion as much as possible. The survey of literature on organic inhibitors clearly indicates the potential usage of thiourea derivatives as inhibitors of mild steel corrosion. The influence of physical-chemical properties on the inhibition activity of thiourea derivatives has been discussed. This information is highly useful for different industrial applications where good performing inhibitors are being required for protecting mild steel from aggressive acid media.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering