In this paper we propose an approach for ranking self-healing polymeric coatings containing micro/nanocapsules in order of corrosion-protection effectiveness on exposure to 3.5 % (w/w) NaCl solution. The results indicated that development of electrochemical cells was inhibited by the active components of the ruptured embedded inhibitor micro/nanocapsules which were released into a scratch inflicted in the polymeric coating on steel surface. Undamaged surface film of test and control specimens exposed to the solution had excellent corrosion-inhibition performance, as reflected by results from both electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and polarization tests. Moreover, three coatings containing capsules synthesized at three different agitation rates with the same thickness were compared to determine the optimum rate. For the optimum rate the optimum thickness was then determined. The areas under Bode plots were determined and used as useful values for evaluation and ranking the coatings. It was found that the area under the Bode plot is a good criterion for evaluating polymeric coating degradation during immersion. There was good agreement between the results of this work and those from electrochemical tests.
Research on Chemical Intermediates – Springer Journals
Published: Aug 2, 2012
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