The anticorrosive properties of a silane-zeolite composite coating applied on a 6061 aluminum substrate was investigated. The composite film, deposited by dip-coating technique, was prepared with different contents of SAPO34 powder (60-90 wt%) with the purpose of evaluating the protective action offered by the zeolite-filled silane matrix. Corrosion protection performance, during immersion in 3.5% NaCl solution, was evaluated by means of a potentiodynamic polarization test and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The coating evidenced good barrier properties and high hydrophobicity. The addition of zeolite in the silane matrix induced, as expected, a reduction of cathodic and anodic current. The zeolite improved the barrier properties of the hybrid sol-gel films, enhancing the resistance to localized corrosion attacks. Better results were observed for the sample with 80 wt% of zeolite filler that evidenced still acceptable protective action after 3 days of immersion in the sodium chloride solution.
|Titolo:||Electrochemical behavior of hydrophobic silane–zeolite coatings for corrosion protection of aluminum substrate|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|