Effect of amino acid on the passivation, corrosion and inhibition behavior of aluminum alloy in alkaline medium

S. Kharacha, A. Batah, M. Belkhaouda, L. Bazzi, L. Bammou, R. Salghi, O. Jbara, A. Tara


The effect of L-methionine (L-Met) on the passivation and corrosion inhibition of aluminum alloy was investigated in carbonate medium in presence of chloride ions. This inhibitive action against the corrosion of aluminum in corrosive solution was investigated at 298 K using potentiodynamic polarization curves (PDP), cyclic voltammetry (CV) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The results obtained from the polarization curves reveal that the aluminum in alkaline medium exhibits a phenomenon of passivation with breakdown of passivity. Temperature effect on the corrosion behavior with the addition of (L-Met) studied in the range of temperature from 298 to 328 K. The inhibition efficiency decreases slightly with the increase in the temperature. Results show that L-Met is a good inhibitor and inhibition efficiency reach 87,23% at 10−3M. The electrochemical results are confirmed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The adsorption of this compound on aluminum surface obeys Langmuir’s adsorption isotherm. The kinetic and thermodynamic parameters were determined and discussed.


Adsorption, Corrosion inhibition, Polarization Curves, cyclic voltammetry, EIS, amino acids, aluminum alloy.