Synergistic effect of 2D/0D mixed graphitic carbon nitride/Fe2O3 on the excellent corrosion behavior of epoxy-based waterborne coatings

Abstract

Polydopamine (PDA) functionalized graphitic carbon nitride nanosheets (PDCN) and α-Fe2O3 nanoparticles (PDFe) were synthesized and characterized by FT-IR, XRD, TGA, XPS, and TEM. The complementary fillers of two-dimensional PDCN and zero-dimensional PDFe incorporated into waterborne epoxy (WEP) greatly improve the corrosion protect properties of composite coating, which was demonstrated through electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and macroscopic surface morphology. Results showed that PDA modified g-C3N4 and α-Fe2O3 composite fillers (PDCN/Fe) have much superior synergistic effect on the improved barrier function of coatings than pure mixture of g-C3N4 and α-Fe2O3 (CN/Fe). This research indicates that the synergistic effect of nanofillers of different dimensions can be greatly stimulated by the good dispersibility in matrix, which has significant potential in improving corrosion protection properties of composite coatings.

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Sheng, C., Cheng, L., Chen, X. et al. Synergistic effect of 2D/0D mixed graphitic carbon nitride/Fe2O3 on the excellent corrosion behavior of epoxy-based waterborne coatings. Colloid Polym Sci (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00396-020-04799-x

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Keywords

  • Polydopamine
  • g-C3N4
  • α-Fe2O3
  • Coatings
  • Corrosion