Toward understanding the anticorrosive mechanism of some thiourea derivatives for carbon steel corrosion: A combined DFT and molecular dynamics investigation

Guo L., KAYA S. , Obot I. B. , Zheng X., Qiang Y.

JOURNAL OF COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE, cilt.506, ss.478-485, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 506
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jcis.2017.07.082
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.478-485


The mutually corroborated density functional theory (DFT) and molecular dynamics (MD) simulation methodology were employed to evaluate the inhibition performance of three thiourea derivatives (Inhl, Inh2, and Inh3) on carbon steel corrosion. Experimental results have shown that the corrosion rate follows the order: Inh3 > Inh2 > Inhl. Quantum chemical descriptors such as the frontier orbital energies (E-Homo and E-Lumo), the energy gap between E-LUMO and E-Homo (Delta E), dipole moment (mu), and Fukui index have been calculated and discussed. Some significant factors such as solvent, temperature, and coverage have been considered when investigating the adsorption of aforementioned thiourea derivatives on Fe (1 1 0) surface. Our results provide important atomic/molecular insights into the anticorrosive mechanism of inhibitor molecules, which could help in understanding the organic-metal interface and designing more appropriate organic corrosion inhibitors. (C) 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.