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Anticorrosion Properties of Epoxy Composite Coating Reinforced by Molybdate-Intercalated Functionalized Layered Double Hydroxide

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Surface Engineering & Tribology Division, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, Durgapur 713209, India
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Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), Ghaziabad 201002, India
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J. Compos. Sci. 2019, 3(1), 11; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcs3010011
Received: 11 December 2018 / Revised: 4 January 2019 / Accepted: 10 January 2019 / Published: 15 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Current Research and Development in Composite Materials)
Herein, an intercalation modification technique is proposed to improve the anticorrosion performance of polymeric coatings. Molybdate, an inhibitor, was intercalated to bestow inhibitive attributes, while functionalization of the layered double hydroxide (LDH) reservoir was performed to augment the interfacial adhesion of LDH with the polymer matrix and steel surfaces. The intercalation and functionalization of Mg–Al–LDH was characterized by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, and thermogravimetric analysis. The corrosion inhibition effectiveness of the prepared composite coating was analyzed using potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The electrochemical results revealed that the protective performance of epoxy coating was significantly enhanced by the addition of functionalized double hydroxide. The corrosion protection efficiency of the composite coating was improved by more than 98%, while the corrosion rate was lowered by ~98%, respectively, with the addition of 1 wt.% of functionalized LDH. View Full-Text
Keywords: intercalation; functionalization; coating; anticorrosion; impedance spectroscopy intercalation; functionalization; coating; anticorrosion; impedance spectroscopy
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Chhetri, S.; Samanta, P.; Murmu, N.C.; Kuila, T. Anticorrosion Properties of Epoxy Composite Coating Reinforced by Molybdate-Intercalated Functionalized Layered Double Hydroxide. J. Compos. Sci. 2019, 3, 11.

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