To face against metallic corrosion and its corresponding undesirable consequences, the implementation of corrosion inhibitor compounds is a well-known method. In this regard, a wide range of organic heterocyclic molecules has been employed as anti-corrosion agents for several metal/medium systems. Azole-based compounds, namely, N-azole, N&S-azole (i.e., thiazole), and N and O-azole (i.e., oxazole) molecules, as well as their derivatives, have shown an excellent ability to act as efficient corrosion inhibitors for different metals and alloys in various corrosive media. For this purpose, we aim in the current chapter to discuss the application of these compounds as retarders of metallic corrosion as well as related highlighted outcomes in recent years.
Part of the book: Azoles
Biopolymers-based compounds were used by different manners for metal protection toward corrosion phenomena, namely via inhibiting additive and coating strategies. In the last decade, the application of these compounds or their chemically modified forms as effective replacements for toxic inorganic and organic inhibitors attracts more attention. Additionally to their intrinsic chemical stability, biodegradability, eco-friendly, low cost and renewability, biopolymers set were shown the remarkable effect to control the dissolution of several metallic materials in various corrosive environments. Among a large variety of available biopolymers, chitosan and its functionalized form, as well as its nanoparticle composites, have been reported and widely used as good anti-corrosion compounds for different metal/medium systems. In this context, the current chapter aims to shed more light on this subject.
Part of the book: Chitin and Chitosan