Synthesis and characterization of polyurethane/reduced graphene oxide composite deposited on steel

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Authors

  • Eric C. Romani
  • Stefania Nardecchia
  • Cecilia Vilani
  • Fernando L. Freire

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica Do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)

Abstract

There has been an ongoing effort by the coatings industry to improve surface properties in order to increase corrosion and wear resistances, as well as other material properties. In this work, we report a methodology for producing nanocomposite films of polyurethane and graphene oxide and polyurethane and reduced graphene oxide. The coatings were applied on steel. The nanocomposites coatings were characterized by optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, contact angle measurements, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. Corrosion tests reveal that the use of reduced graphene oxide increases corrosion resistance when compared with the use of graphene oxide as filler.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1371-1377
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Coatings Technology and Research
Volume15
Issue number6
Early online date15 Jun 2018
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2018

Keywords

  • AFM, Corrosion, Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, Graphene oxide, Nanocomposite