Journal of Coatings Technology and Research

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 585–595 | Cite as

Corrosion protection of carbon steel using hydrotalcite/graphene oxide nanohybrid

  • Thuy Duong Nguyen
  • Boi An Tran
  • Ke Oanh Vu
  • Anh Son Nguyen
  • Anh Truc Trinh
  • Gia Vu Pham
  • Thi Xuan Hang ToEmail author
  • Minh Vuong Phan
  • Thanh Thao Phan


Zinc aluminum hydrotalcite/graphene oxide (HTC-GO) nanohybrid as inhibition additive for organic coatings was prepared using the co-precipitation method. The synthesized HTC-GO was characterized using Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy, and thermogravimetric analysis. Surface charge properties of HTC-GO were evaluated with zeta potential measurement. The corrosion inhibition effect of HTC-GO on carbon steel in NaCl solution was investigated using electrochemical methods, energy-dispersive X-ray, and SEM. The effect of HTC-GO on corrosion resistance of epoxy coating applied on carbon steel was evaluated by salt spray test. It was shown that hydrotalcite structures were formed on GO surface, subsequently becoming hydrotalcite/graphene oxide nanohybrid. The results obtained by electrochemical measurements indicate that HTC-GO is an anodic corrosion inhibitor with an inhibition efficiency of about 92% at 1 g/L concentration. The presence of intercalated GO improved the barrier properties and adsorption of HTC-GO on steel surface. The corrosion resistance of epoxy coatings was improved with 1 wt% HTC-GO.


Carbon steel Corrosion inhibition Hydrotalcite Graphene oxide Nanohybrid 



This research is funded by Vietnam National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED) under Grant Number 104.01-2016.06.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thuy Duong Nguyen
    • 1
  • Boi An Tran
    • 2
  • Ke Oanh Vu
    • 1
  • Anh Son Nguyen
    • 1
  • Anh Truc Trinh
    • 1
  • Gia Vu Pham
    • 1
  • Thi Xuan Hang To
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  • Minh Vuong Phan
    • 2
  • Thanh Thao Phan
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Tropical TechnologyVietnam Academy of Science and TechnologyHanoiVietnam
  2. 2.Institute of Chemical TechnologyVietnam Academy of Science and TechnologyHo Chi Minh CityVietnam
  3. 3.Graduate University of Science and TechnologyVietnam Academy of Science and TechnologyHanoiVietnam

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