5. Corrosion Inhibition Mechanisms

  1. V. S. Sastri

Published Online: 24 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118015438.ch5

Green Corrosion Inhibitors: Theory and Practice

Green Corrosion Inhibitors: Theory and Practice

How to Cite

Sastri, V. S. (2011) Corrosion Inhibition Mechanisms, in Green Corrosion Inhibitors: Theory and Practice, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118015438.ch5

Author Information

  1. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 27 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470452103

Online ISBN: 9781118015438



  • corrosion inhibition mechanisms - in acid medium, in near-neutral medium;
  • inhibitor field theory of corrosion inhibition, and Sastri et al. - adsorption of inhibitor;
  • corrosion inhibitors, hydrogen evolution rate on metal - corrosion reaction mechanism


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Interface Corrosion Inhibition

  • Structure of the Inhibitor

  • Structure–Activity Relationships

  • Quantum Chemical Considerations

  • Inhibitor Field Theory of Corrosion Inhibition

  • Application to Typical Metal–Inhibitor Systems

  • Photochemical Corrosion Inhibition

  • Influence of Inhibitors on Corrosion Reactions in Acid Media

  • Corrosion Inhibition in Neutral Solutions

  • Corrosion Inhibition of Iron: Interphase and Intraphase Inhibition

  • Passive Oxide Films

  • Interaction of Anions with Oxide Films

  • References