The self-assembled film of triethyl phosphate(TEP) formed on the iron surface was found to protect iron from corrosion in 0.5 mol·L-1 H2SO4 efficiently.The inhibition effects were investigated using the electrochemical impedance spectroscopy(EIS).EIS demonstrated that the charge-transfer resistance of the electrode covered with TEP film was greater than that of the naked iron electrodes and the inhibition efficiency of TEP film increased quickly in the initial period and then increased slowly.Quantum chemical calculations provide information about the process of adsorption of molecules on the metal surface at the molecular level.


self-assembled films, triethyl Phosphate, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy(EIS)

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