A chromate-free, direct-to-metal treatment using pyrrole-based silane (PySi) was developed for protection against corrosion of as-received commercial Al alloys, following the typical procedure for silane deposition. The protection performance of composite PPySi films, containing polysiloxane linkages and polypyrrole units, was evaluated in near neutral NaCl solution by simple corrosion tests such as single-cycle anodic polarization, corrosion potential monitoring and long-term immersion experiments. Control coatings of polymethylsiloxane (PMeSi) and electrochemically synthesized polypyrrole (Ppy) were also studied. The superior performance of PPySi with respect to PMeSi and Ppy was attributed to highly crosslinked, well-packed and adherent composite films of thickness of the order of microns, manifesting both barrier action and active protection. The use of pyrrole-based silane for corrosion protection of Al alloys constitutes a promising approach for effective replacement of chromium-based treatments in practical applications. Further investigation from the fundamental point of view is deserved.
|Titolo:||Pyrrole-based silane primer for corrosion protection of commercial Al alloys. Part 2, Corrosion performance in neutral NaCl solution.|
TRUEBA, MONICA (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Aluminium alloys ; Organic coatings ; Corrosion protection|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore ING-IND/23 - Chimica Fisica Applicata|
|Data di pubblicazione:||nov-2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.porgcoat.2009.08.008|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|