Cellulose-Based Hydrogels as Smart Corrosion Inhibitors

  • Reem K. FaragEmail author
  • Ahmed A. Farag
Living reference work entry
Part of the Polymers and Polymeric Composites: A Reference Series book series (POPOC)


This chapter describes briefly the cellulose-based hydrogel definition, classifications, cross-linked structure of hydrogels and types of polymers used in tailor-made hydrogel. In addition, it describes a brief overview of hydrogel-based on cellulose, definitions, methods of preparation, and applications as smart corrosion inhibitors as discussed in some detailed in the text. Finally, this study provides us the use of polymeric hydrogels as corrosion inhibitors. Corrosion problems have driven out to be progressively serious and reached out to different fields. However, corrosion inhibitors are usually not satisfactory due to bad performance during the mixing process, hydrolyze weather, and decompose during working process. These problems settled by solid corrosion inhibitor, which will release under control. Hydrogel can have the capacity to hold many liquids and characterized by a soft rubbery consistency like living tissues, making them a perfect substance for a variety of applications. In this manner, hydrogels utilized as smart carriers for controlled release of corrosion inhibitors.


Hydrogel Cellulose Metal substrates Corrosion inhibitors Release process pH sensitivity 


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  1. 1.Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute, Application DepartmentNasr City, CairoEgypt

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