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Corrosion Protection of Phenolic-Epoxy/Tetraglycidyl Metaxylediamine Composite Coatings in a Temperature-Controlled Borax Environment


The failure behavior for two kinds of phenolic-epoxy/tetraglycidyl metaxylediamine composite coatings in 60 °C borax aqueous solution was evaluated using electrochemical methods (EIS) combined with scanning electron microscopy, confocal laser scanning microscope, water immersion test, and Raman spectrum. The main focus was on the effect of curing agent on the corrosion protection of coatings. Results revealed that the coating cured by phenolic modified aromatic amine possessed more compact cross-linked structure, better wet adhesion, lower water absorption (0.064 mg h−1 cm−2) and its impedance values was closed to 108 Ω cm2 after immersion for 576 h, while the coating cured by modified aromatic ring aliphatic amine was lower than 105 Ω cm2. The corrosion mechanism of the two coatings is discussed.

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This work was supported by the Key Technology of Corrosion Control on Wind Power Equipment Academician Workstation Project (Grant Numbers 2013B090400023) and Henan science and technology achievement transformation project of Chinese Academy of Sciences. The authors are grateful to Ms. X. Xin for her support to the Raman spectrum analysis.

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Xu, W., Wang, Z., Han, EH. et al. Corrosion Protection of Phenolic-Epoxy/Tetraglycidyl Metaxylediamine Composite Coatings in a Temperature-Controlled Borax Environment. J. of Materi Eng and Perform 26, 5781–5794 (2017).

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  • alkaline corrosion
  • corrosion protection
  • EIS
  • organic coatings
  • phenolic modified aromatic amine