Organic and Inorganic Hybrid Diglycidyl/Tetraglycidyl Epoxy-Containing Nanocoatings on Mild Steel for Corrosion Protection and Antimicrobial Protection

  • D. Duraibabu
  • R. Manjumeena
Part of the Environmental Chemistry for a Sustainable World book series (ECSW, volume 25)


Corrosion is constant and continuous deterioration of metal by chemical attack or reaction with its environment. Prevention is more practical and achievable than complete elimination. Protective coatings perform important functions based on the types of coatings/fillers. This review presents an overview of different types of diglycidyl/tetraglycidyl epoxy-containing organic–inorganic hybrid nanocoatings, based on their function, the substances used in coating formulations, and the nanoparticles/nanofillers used for the protection of mild steel surfaces from corrosion and microbial growth, viz., eco-friendly epoxy coatings, epoxy–inorganic compound coatings, epoxy–organic compound coatings, and organic–inorganic hybrid coatings.


Diglyciyl epoxy Tetraglycidyl epoxy Surface modification Eco-friendly epoxy coating Inorganic coating Organic coating Organic–inorganic hybrid coating Salt spray Corrosion conformance Antimicrobial protection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Duraibabu
    • 1
  • R. Manjumeena
    • 2
  1. 1.The Key Laboratory of Low-Carbon Chemistry & Energy Conservation of Guangdong Province/State Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials and TechnologiesSchool of Materials Science and Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen UniversityGuangzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Center for Advanced Studies in Botany, University of MadrasChennaiIndia

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