An ultrathin polymer coating of carboxylate self-assembled monolayer adsorbed on passivated iron to prevent iron corrosion in 0.1 M Na2SO4

Kunitsugu Aramaki, Tadashi Shimura

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Abstract

For preparing an ultrathin two-dimensional polymer coating adsorbed on passivated iron, a 16-hydroxyhexadecanoate ion HO(CH2)15CO2- self-assembled monolayer (SAM) was modified with 1,2-bis(triethoxysilyl)ethane (C2H5O)3Si(CH2)2Si(OC2H5)3 and octadecyltriethoxysilane C18H37Si(OC2H5)3. Protection of passivated iron against passive film breakdown and corrosion of iron was investigated by monitoring of the open-circuit potential and repeated polarization measurements in an aerated 0.1 M Na2SO4 solution during immersion for many hours. The time required for passive film breakdown of the polymer-coated electrode was markedly higher in this solution than that of the passivated one, indicating protection of the passive film from breakdown by coverage with the polymer coating. The protective efficiencies of the passive film covered with the coating were extremely high, more than 99.9% in 0.1 M Na2SO4 before the passive film was broken down, showing prominent cooperative suppression of iron corrosion in the solution by coverage with the passive film and polymer coating. The polymer-coated surface was characterized by contact angle measurement and electron-probe microanalysis (EPMA). Prevention of passive film breakdown and iron corrosion for the polymer-coated electrode healed in 0.1 M NaNO3 was also examined in 0.1 M Na2SO4.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalCorrosion Science
Volume52
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 1

Keywords

  • A. Iron
  • A. Organic polymer coating
  • B. Polarization
  • C. Neutral inhibition
  • C. Passive film breakdown

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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