This paper deals with a review of the inhibition activity of various reported Schiff bases on the deterioration of mild steel in hydrochloric acid and sulfuric acid media. Mild steels find wide applications in structural, automobile and petrochemical industry, where acid solutions such as hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid are commonly being used as pickling or descaling agents. The undue deterioration of metal during pickling can be controlled by adding a suitable inhibitor to the pickling solution. Schiff bases are widely being employed in such applications. This paper highlights the influence of structure–inhibition activity relationship of Schiff base compounds on their performance as corrosion inhibitors of mild steel in acid media. The information provided finds a useful practical application for different industrial fields in the selection of best-performing inhibitors and also for the researchers involved in the development of new novel corrosion inhibitors for mild steel in acid media.
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- Chemical Engineering(all)