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Polyaniline based red oxide primer paint for efficient corrosion protection

V. Rajasekharan (Plant Laboratory, Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited, Tiruchirapalli-Tamil Nadu, India)
P. Manisankar (Department of Industrial Chemistry, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India)

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Article publication date: 28 October 2014




The purpose of this study is to introduce mechanochemically prepared polyaniline anticorrosive additives. In primer coating technology, there is an increasing interest in the development of efficient anticorrosive additives which replace the conventional inorganic anticorrosive pigments like heavy metal chromates and phosphates normally added to primer paints for the coating on metals. Conducting polymers are found to be better alternatives.


Polyaniline phosphate is synthesized through solid-state conditions without using any solvent. The synthesized polyaniline phosphate is added in the primer formulation instead of zinc phosphate. Primers with different quantity of zinc phosphate are also formulated and studied for comparison. The comparison between their abilities to control corrosion of carbon steel were done with application of open-circuit potential monitoring, polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy methods in 3.5 per cent NaCl solution.


Corrosion studies indicate that polyaniline phosphate can improve corrosion protection properties by taking part the passivation processes. The performance of polyaniline phosphate is better than zinc phosphate.


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Rajasekharan, V. and Manisankar, P. (2014), "Polyaniline based red oxide primer paint for efficient corrosion protection", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 61 No. 6, pp. 409-415.



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