PHENOLICS COMPOSITION, ANTIOXIDANT AND CORROSION INHIBITION EFFICIENCY, CAPACITY OF Fraxinus excelsior EXTRACTS.
Elkheir, Belhaddad Oum
Objective: In this study, we will determine the antioxidant properties of of Fraxinus excelsior extracts and will correlate the values with total levels of polyphenolic compounds. And the ethyl acetate extract (EAE) was investigated as eco-friendly corrosion inhibitor of carbon steel in 1M HCl has been studied by both electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and Tafel polarization measurements. Methods: Antioxidant activity was evaluated by DPPH, ABTS+, FRAP and enzymatic test. Total polyphenols and total flavonoids contents were evaluated by spectrophotometric assays. And the corrosion inhibition was studied by polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy methods. Results: The total polyphenols and flavonoids contents were in the order EAE > ChE > BolE > MetE > AqE > PEE. The DPPH of MetE, PEE, EAE, ChE, BolE and AqE extract activity expressed as IC50 values were in the order 125.15 ± 2.5, 3722.5 ± 31.82, 23.1 ± 0.48, 101.86 ± 1.64, 106.06 ± 2.97 and 363.41±1.38 µg / ml. The results of ABTS.+, FRAP and the enzymatic test showed that the Fraxinus excelsior extracts have a potential antioxidant activity in the same order obtained by using the DPPH test, which the antioxidant activity followed a decreasing order: EAE > ChE > BolE > MetE > AqE > PEE. The ethyl acetate extract (EAE) exhibits good inhibition properties for the corrosion of carbon steel in 1M HCl solution. Conclusions: In conclusion, Fraxinus excelsior extracts contain active compounds which have antioxidant effects and can be useful in the treatment of pathologies where these activities are neede. And the corrosion inhibition data considered these extract (EAE) as efficient corrosion inhibitor.