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Molecules 2018, 23(5), 1079;

Improvement of Adhesion Properties and Corrosion Resistance of Sol-Gel Coating on Zinc

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CIRIMAT, Université de Toulouse, CNRS INPT UPS, UMR 5085, 118 Route de Narbonne, 31062 Toulouse CEDEX 09, France
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Academic Editors: Ahmad Mehdi and Sébastien Clément
Received: 3 April 2018 / Revised: 26 April 2018 / Accepted: 28 April 2018 / Published: 3 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sol-Gel Chemistry. From Molecule to Functional Materials)
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Corrosion is a major problem for durability of many metals and alloys. Among the efficient classical surface treatments, chromate-based treatments must be banished from industrial use due to their toxicity. At the same time, sol-gel routes have demonstrated high potential to develop an efficient barrier effect against aggressive environments. By this process, the anti-corrosion property can be also associated to others in the case of the development of multi-functional hybrid coatings. In this paper, the main goal is precisely to improve both the corrosion resistance and the adhesion properties of phosphated zinc substrates by the deposition of a hybrid (organic-inorganic) sol-gel layer. To reach this double objective, a choice between two formulations 3-glycidoxypropyltrimethoxysilane (GPTMS)/aluminum-tri-sec-butoxide (ASB) and 3-(trimethoxysilyl)propylmethacrylate (MAP)/tetraethylorthosilicate (TEOS) was firstly made based on the results obtained by microstructural characterizations using SEM, optical analysis, and mechanical characterization such as shock and/or scratch tests (coupled to climatic chamber and salt spray exposure). Several investigations were performed in this study, and the best formulation and performances of the system were obtained by adding a new precursor (1-[3-(trimethoxysilyl)propyl]ureido-UPS) under controlled conditions, as detailed in this paper. View Full-Text
Keywords: sol-gel; hybrid materials; corrosion; adhesion; coating; zinc sol-gel; hybrid materials; corrosion; adhesion; coating; zinc

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Savignac, P.; Menu, M.-J.; Gressier, M.; Denat, B.; Khadir, Y.E.; Manov, S.; Ansart, F. Improvement of Adhesion Properties and Corrosion Resistance of Sol-Gel Coating on Zinc. Molecules 2018, 23, 1079.

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