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Development and Properties of Polymeric Nanocomposite Coatings

Center of Advanced Materials (CAM), Qatar University, 2713 Doha, Qatar
Department of Chemical Engineering, Qatar University, 2713 Doha, Qatar
Qatar Energy and Environment Research Institute, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar Foundation, 34110 Doha, Qatar
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
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Polymers 2019, 11(5), 852;
Received: 11 April 2019 / Revised: 6 May 2019 / Accepted: 7 May 2019 / Published: 10 May 2019
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Polymeric-based nanocomposite coatings were synthesized by reinforcing epoxy matrix with titanium nanotubes (TNTs) loaded with dodecylamine (DOC). The performance of the developed nanocomposite coatings was investigated in corrosive environments to evaluate their anti-corrosion properties. The SEM/TEM, TGA, and FTIR analysis confirm the loading of the DOC into the TNTs. The UV-Vis spectroscopic analysis confirms the self-release of the inhibitor (DOC) in response to the pH change. The electrochemical impedance spectroscopic (EIS) analysis indicates that the synthesized nanocomposite coatings demonstrate superior anticorrosion properties at pH 2 as compared to pH 5. The improved anticorrosion properties of nanocomposite coatings at pH 2 can be attributed to the more effective release of the DOC from the nanocontainers. The superior performance makes polymeric nanocomposite coatings suitable for many industrial applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: polymer; nanocontainers; nanocomposite coatings; self-healing; inhibitor; corrosion polymer; nanocontainers; nanocomposite coatings; self-healing; inhibitor; corrosion

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Nawaz, M.; Yusuf, N.; Habib, S.; Shakoor, R.A.; Ubaid, F.; Ahmad, Z.; Kahraman, R.; Mansour, S.; Gao, W. Development and Properties of Polymeric Nanocomposite Coatings. Polymers 2019, 11, 852.

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