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Tussolini M.,State University in the Midwest | Viomar A.,State University in the Midwest | Gallina A.L.,State University in the Midwest | Banczek E.P.,State University in the Midwest | And 2 more authors.
Revista Escola de Minas | Year: 2013

The adsorption of organic substances in metals and in different media has been attributed to different effects, such as the carbon chain size, type or number of heteroatom in the molecule structure, reactivity, the steric effect, among others. The objective of this work is to study the electrochemical indole behavior for AISI 430 stainless steel (SS), when changing the study media from H2SO4 1 mol L-1 to HCl 1 mol L-1. The experimental techniques used are as follows: the open-circuit potential, anodic and cathodic potentiodinamic polarization, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. These results suggest that the adsorption of indole in the presence of SO4 -2 is lower than in the medium containing Cl-, which is justified by the indole action as a weak acid, because it has only a single pair of electrons, which is displaced and takes part in the π-electron aromatic system; thus the first step of the indole reaction in acid media is the protonation and generation of an indole cation. Source

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