Enhancing the anti-corrosion property of epoxy resin
In this method, polyaniline (PANI) nanofibers are first grown on reduced graphene oxide (RGO) using an in situ polymerization reaction, and then cerium phosphate (CePO4) nanograins are directly modified onto polyaniline/reduced graphene oxide (PANI/RGO) composites using a hydrothermal reaction. By this, a new hydrophobic and corrosion-resistant PANI/RGO/CePO4 nanocomposite is successfully prepared.
Corrosion inhibition effect
PANI/RGO/CePO4 nanomaterials were then compounded into epoxy resin and sprayed on Q235 carbon steel. Test results show that PANI/RGO/CePO4 nanocomposites improve the barrier properties of epoxy resin. In addition, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy showed that the cerium ions and phosphate ions released from CePO4 in the composite had a corrosion inhibition effect.
The study has been published in Progress in Organic Coatings, Volume 178, May 2023.