Corrosion Inhibition of Mild Steel in 0.5N H2SO4 Solution by Tribulus terrestris (fruit) Extract


  • SPC Government College, Department of Chemistry, Ajmer, Rajasthan, 305004, India
  • MNIT, Department of Metallurgical and Materials, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302017, India


The corrosion inhibition efficiency of alcoholic extract of fruits of plant Tribulus terrestris for mild steel in 0.5N H2SO4 solution has been studied in relation to concentration of inhibitor by Mass Loss, Potentiodynamic Polarisation and Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy methods. The results indicate that Tribulus terrestris fruit extract used in liquid H2SO4 effectively reduces the corrosion rate of mild steel and act as a good corrosion inhibitor. It is also observed that inhibition efficiency increases with inhibitor concentration but it decreases with increase in temperature. The thermodynamic parameters reveal that the inhibition of corrosion is due to adsorption of the inhibitor on the metal surface. The negative free energy values show spontaneity of the adsorption process in accordance with Langmuir adsorption isotherm.


Corrosion Inhibitors, Electrochemical Method, Langmuir Adsorption Isotherm, Mass Loss Method, Tribulus terrestris

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