Electrochemical activities of Ni-Ti alloy in artificial blood plasma with Trigonella foenum graecum seeds


  • Selvam Annamalai Department of Chemistry, Loyola Institute of Frontier Energy (LIFE), Loyola College, Chennai-600 034, Tamil Nadu, India Author
  • Santiagu John Mary Department of Chemistry, Loyola Institute of Frontier Energy (LIFE), Loyola College, Chennai-600 034, Tamil Nadu, India Author
  • Asirvatham Ajila Department of Chemistry, Loyola Institute of Frontier Energy (LIFE), Loyola College, Chennai-600 034, Tamil Nadu, India Author
  • Devadoss Delinta Department of Chemistry, Loyola Institute of Frontier Energy (LIFE), Loyola College, Chennai-600 034, Tamil Nadu, India Author
  • Vijayagopal Sribharathy Department of Chemistry, Anna Adhars College for Women, Chennai-600 040, Tamil Nadu, India Author
  • Senthamarai Kannan Muthukumaran Department of Chemistry, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College, Chennai-600 004, Tamil Nadu, India Author




Nickel-titanium, AFM, protective film, Nyquist plots, Bode plots


An investigation of the electrochemical behaviour of Ni-Ti alloy when exposed to artificial blood plasma (ABP) in the presence of 0.1 and 0.5 ppm of Trigonella foenum graecum (TFG) seeds for 1, 10, 20, and 30 days. Studies on AC impedance and polarisation have shown that a protective coating forms on the metal surface while inhibiting corrosion. The protective film has formed on the Ni-Ti implant alloy surface, the linear polarization resistance increased (LPR), and the corrosion current value (Icorr) decreased. The charge transfer resistant value (Rct) and impedance value increase and the double-layer capacitance value decrease.The protective layers morphology and the elemental composition were analyzed by SEM/EDAX. The property of the protective film on the Ni-Ti alloy has been examined by atomic force microscope. The X-ray diffraction analysis has confirmed the nature of the apatite. The corrosion inhibition efficiency of Ni-Ti alloy in ABP in the presence of TFG seeds at various concentrations for different times was improved and protected.


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