Poly(phenylene methylene) (PPM) is a multifunctional polymer featuring hydrophobicity, high thermal stability, fluorescence and thermoplastic processability. Accordingly, smart corrosion resistant PPM-based coatings (blend and copolymer) were prepared and applied by hot pressing on aluminum alloy AA2024. The corrosion protection properties of the coatings and their dependence on coating thickness were evaluated for both strategies employed. The accelerated cyclic electrochemical technique (ACET), based on a combination of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), cathodic polarizations and relaxation steps, was used as the main investigating technique. At the coating thickness of about 50 mu m, both blend and copolymer PPM showed effective corrosion protection, as reflected by |Z|(0.01Hz) of about 10(8) omega cm(2) over all the ACET cycles. In contrast, when the coating thickness was reduced to 30 mu m, PPM copolymer showed neatly better corrosion resistance than blended PPM, maintaining |Z|(0.01Hz) above 10(8) omega cm(2) with respect to values below 10(6) omega cm(2) of the latter. Furthermore, the analysis of many electrochemical key features, in combination with the optical investigation of the coating surface under 254 nm UV light, confirms the intrinsic self-healing ability of the coatings made by PPM copolymer, contrary to the reference specimen (i.e., blend PPM).

Smart Anticorrosion Coatings Based on Poly(phenylene methylene): An Assessment of the Intrinsic Self-Healing Behavior of the Copolymer / M.F. D’Elia, M. Magni, T. Romanò, S.P.M. Trasatti, M. Niederberger, W.R. Caseri. - In: POLYMERS. - ISSN 2073-4360. - 14:17(2022), pp. 3457.1-3457.13. [10.3390/polym14173457]

Smart Anticorrosion Coatings Based on Poly(phenylene methylene): An Assessment of the Intrinsic Self-Healing Behavior of the Copolymer

M. Magni
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S.P.M. Trasatti;
2022

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Poly(phenylene methylene) (PPM) is a multifunctional polymer featuring hydrophobicity, high thermal stability, fluorescence and thermoplastic processability. Accordingly, smart corrosion resistant PPM-based coatings (blend and copolymer) were prepared and applied by hot pressing on aluminum alloy AA2024. The corrosion protection properties of the coatings and their dependence on coating thickness were evaluated for both strategies employed. The accelerated cyclic electrochemical technique (ACET), based on a combination of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), cathodic polarizations and relaxation steps, was used as the main investigating technique. At the coating thickness of about 50 mu m, both blend and copolymer PPM showed effective corrosion protection, as reflected by |Z|(0.01Hz) of about 10(8) omega cm(2) over all the ACET cycles. In contrast, when the coating thickness was reduced to 30 mu m, PPM copolymer showed neatly better corrosion resistance than blended PPM, maintaining |Z|(0.01Hz) above 10(8) omega cm(2) with respect to values below 10(6) omega cm(2) of the latter. Furthermore, the analysis of many electrochemical key features, in combination with the optical investigation of the coating surface under 254 nm UV light, confirms the intrinsic self-healing ability of the coatings made by PPM copolymer, contrary to the reference specimen (i.e., blend PPM).
corrosion protection; electrochemical impedance spectroscopy; organic coating; poly(phenylene methylene); self-healing
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