The objective of this paper is to investigate the behaviour of amino
alcohol corrosion inhibitors when they are used in reinforced cement mortars
either as admixtures in the cement paste or as coating applications on the
surface of the rebars.
The reinforced cement mortars were exposed to both partial and full immersion
in 3.5 wt% NaCl solution. Electrochemical measurements such as half-cell potential and linear
polarization technique, as well as weight loss of the embedded rebars were
performed in order to obtain information on the corrosion behaviour of the
reinforcing steel in cement mortar. Results demonstrate that the amino alcohol
corrosion inhibitors offer protection against rebar corrosion in cement
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