Title

A polyaniline coating material for inhibiting corrosion in marine environment

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

12-1-2000

Abstract

The conventional molecular ion doped polyaniline undergoes dedoping in sea water because the sea water, with pH = 8, induces deprotontation of polyaniline. In this article we report polyaniline complexes that remain conductive in sea water. These complexes are useful for corrosion protection of metals in marine environment and for chromate replacement coatings. The reason for the pH stability of these polyaniline complexes was discussed. The polymeric complexes of polyaniline were used as an additive in an epoxy primer coating on AL7075-T6 without surface pre-treatment of the metal. Corrosion tests show that these polymeric complexes of polyaniline are effective for improving the corrosion inhibition in seawater for aluminum alloys. © 2000 Materials Research Society.

Publication Title

Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings

Volume

598

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