Over the past decade, green chemistry has been emphasizing the importance of protecting the environment and human health in an economically beneficial manner aiming at avoiding toxins and reducing wastes. The field of metallic materials degradation, generally faced by using toxic compounds, found a fertile research field in green chemistry. In fact, the use of inhibitors is a well-known strategy when metal corrosion needs to be prevented, controlled, or retarded. Green inhibitors are biodegradable, ecologically acceptable and renewable. Their valorization expands possible applications in industrial fields other than ‘waste to energy’ in the perspective of circular economy. Although lot of experimental work has been done and many research papers have been published, the topic of green inhibitors is still an open issue. The great interest in the field expanded the research, resulting in high numbers of tested molecules. However, the most frequently adopted approaches are conventional and, hence, not suitable to fully characterize the potential efficacy of inhibitors. All the mentioned aspects are the object of the present review and are meant as a constructive criticism to highlight the weak points of the green inhibitors field as to re-evaluate the literature and address the future research in the field that still lacks rationalization.
Green Corrosion Inhibitors from Natural Sources and Biomass Wastes / S. Marzorati, L. Verotta, S. Trasatti. - In: MOLECULES. - ISSN 1420-3049. - 24:1(2019 Jan 01).
|Titolo:||Green Corrosion Inhibitors from Natural Sources and Biomass Wastes|
MARZORATI, STEFANIA (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||green chemistry; metal protection; corrosion inhibitors; natural products; biomass waste|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/02 - Chimica Fisica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1-gen-2019|
|Data ahead of print / Data di stampa:||2018|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/molecules24010048|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|