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Protective Performance of Polyaniline-Sulfosalicylic Acid/Epoxy Coating for 5083 Aluminum

by Suyun Liu 1,2, Li Liu 1,3,*, Fandi Meng 1,3, Ying Li 1 and Fuhui Wang 1,3
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Corrosion and Protection Division, Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang 110016, China
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School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230000, China
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Key Laboratory for Anisotropy and Texture of Materials (Ministry of Education), School of Material Science and Engineering, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819, China
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Materials 2018, 11(2), 292; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma11020292
Received: 25 January 2018 / Revised: 9 February 2018 / Accepted: 11 February 2018 / Published: 13 February 2018
Epoxy coatings incorporating different content of sulfosalicylic acid doped polyaniline (PANI-SSA) have been investigated for corrosion protection of 5083 aluminum alloy in 3.5% NaCl solution. The performance of the coatings is studied using a combination of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), open circuit potential (OCP), gravimetric tests, adhesion tests, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The results demonstrate that the content of PANI-SSA not only affects the coating compactness and the transportation of aggressive medium, but also has a significant influence on the-based aluminum. The coating with 2 wt. % PANI-SSA exhibits the best corrosion inhibition due to its good protective properties and the formation of a complete PANI-SSA induced oxide layer. View Full-Text
Keywords: polymer coatings; polyaniline; aluminum; EIS polymer coatings; polyaniline; aluminum; EIS
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Liu, S.; Liu, L.; Meng, F.; Li, Y.; Wang, F. Protective Performance of Polyaniline-Sulfosalicylic Acid/Epoxy Coating for 5083 Aluminum. Materials 2018, 11, 292.

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