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Organic Synthesis

Last updated: December 22, 2018

What Does Organic Synthesis Mean?

Organic synthesis refers to a unique branch of chemistry that involves the systematic modification of materials by manipulating and altering the internal structure of a living organism. One goal of organic synthesis is to engineer innovative inhibitors that prevent corrosion.


Corrosionpedia Explains Organic Synthesis

Organic synthesis is made up of three main empirical approaches: total synthesis, semi-synthesis and methodology. Each approach allows scientists to construct new structures that match the preferred properties for the intended application. This can then be applied to molecules ranging from complex, organically active products to new materials. In this way, substances with greater corrosion resistance, strength and durability can be engineered.

Several new chemical derivatives have been synthesized and their chemical structures elucidated using various spectroscopic methods. One such derivative is 5-((2-phenylbenzimidazol-1-yl)-methyl)-quinolin-8-ol (Q-H). This compound has been shown to increase the corrosion inhibitive action on a substrate of mild steel in hydrochloric acid. This was true for a range of temperatures, and ideally the efficiency of the inhibitor will increase at lower temperatures and a higher concentration of the inhibitor.


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