Bhandar, Hema and Srivastava, Ritu and Choudhary, Veena and Dhawan, S. K. (2010) Enhancement of corrosion protection efficiency of iron by poly(aniline-co-amino-naphthol-sulphonic acid) nanowires coating in highly acidic medium. Thin Solid Films, 519 (3). 1031-1039 . ISSN 0040-6090

[img] PDF - Published Version
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (797Kb) | Request a copy


Nanowires of copolymers film based on aniline and 1-amino-2-naphthol-4-sulphonic acid were electrochemically synthesized on the iron electrode by cyclic voltammetry using oxalic acid as a supporting electrolyte. Protective properties of copolymer film on the iron surface in 1.0 M HCl solution was investigated by chronoamperometry, potentiodynamic polarization technique and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The results showed that the copolymer film showed the significant shifting in the corrosion potential and greater charge transfer resistance. Moreover, the copolymer showed the larger degree of surface coverage onto the iron surface, reflecting the higher protection for corrosion of the iron in acidic medium. In addition, the film constitutes a physical as well as a chemical barrier layer due to the presence of –OH and –NH groups in ANSA unit, which provides passivity protection in polymer coatings. The mechanism of corrosion protection of iron by these copolymers was investigated by surface morphology and EIS techniques. In addition, by using scanning electron microscopy, the effect of morphology of copolymer on corrosion protection of metal was investigated.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to M/s Elsevier B.V.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Copolymers; Cyclic voltammetry; Corrosion protection; SEM; EIS
Subjects: Materials Science
Depositing User: Ms Neetu Chandra
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2012 08:38
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2012 08:38

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item