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RE(III) 3-Furoate Complexes: Synthesis, Structure, and Corrosion Inhibiting Properties

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posted on 2023-02-20, 03:19 authored by VP Vithana, Z Guo, GB Deacon, Anthony SomersAnthony Somers, PC Junk
In this study, two types of Rare Earth (RE) 3-furoate complexes were synthesized by metathesis reactions between RE chlorides or nitrates and preformed sodium 3-furoate. Two different structural motifs were identified as Type 1RE and Type 2RE. The Type 1RE monometallic complexes form 2D polymeric networks with the composition [RE(3fur)3(H2O)2]n (1RE = 1La, 1Ce, 1Pr, 1Nd, 1Gd, 1Dy, 1Ho, 1Y; 3furH = 3-furoic acid) while Type 2RE bimetallic complexes form 3D polymeric systems [NaRE(3fur)4]n (2RE = 2Ho, 2Y, 2Er, 2Yb, 2Lu). The stoichiometric mole ratio used (RE: Na(3fur) = 1:3 or 1:4) in the metathesis reaction determines whether 1RE or 2RE (RE = Ho or Y) is formed, but 2RE (RE = Er, Yb, Lu) were obtained regardless of the ratio. The corrosion inhibition behaviour of the compounds has been examined using immersion studies and electrochemical measurements on AS1020 mild steel surfaces by a 0.01 M NaCl medium. Immersion test results revealed that [Y(3fur)3(H2O)2]n has the highest corrosion inhibition capability with 90% resistance after 168 h of immersion. Potentiodynamic polarisation (PP) measurements also indicate the dominant behaviour of the 1Y compound, and the PP curves show that these rare earth carboxylate compounds act predominantly as anodic inhibitors.

History

Journal

Molecules

Volume

27

Article number

ARTN 8836

Location

Switzerland

ISSN

1420-3049

eISSN

1420-3049

Language

English

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Issue

24

Publisher

MDPI