An ultrathin, ordered and two-dimensional polymer coating was prepared on a passivated iron electrode by modification of 16-hydroxyhexadecanoate ion HO(CH2)15CO2- self-assembled monolayer with 1,2-bis(triethoxysilyl)ethane (C2H5O)3Si(CH2)2Si(OC2H5)3 and octadecyltriethoxysilane C18H37Si(OC2H5)3. Subsequently, the electrode was healed in 0.1 M NaNO3. Protection of passivated iron against passive film breakdown and corrosion of iron was examined by monitoring of the open-circuit potential and repeated polarization measurements of the polymer-coated and healed electrode in an aerated 0.1 M NaCl solution during immersion for many hours. Localized corrosion was markedly prevented by coverage with the polymer coating and the healing treatment in 0.1 M NaNO3. Prominent protection of iron from corrosion in 0.1 M NaCl was observed before the breakdown occurred. The electrode surface covered with the healed passive film and polymer coating was analyzed by contact angle measurement, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and electron-probe microanalysis.
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