Corrosion Properties of AISI 4140 Industrial Steels Coated with Aniline in Different Storage Conditions
İ.H. Karahan
Mustafa Kemal University, Faculty of Art and Science, Department of Physics, 31040 Hatay, Turkey
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Polyaniline (PANI) was successfully deposited by means of cyclic voltammetry technique from 0.10 M aniline containing 0.30 M oxalic acid and 1 g/l H3BO3 solution on AISI 4140 steel electrode. In this investigation nominate scan rates 25, 50, 75, and 100 mV/s have been examined. PANI film was characterized using optical microscope; It was covered with a dark green-yellow homopolymer film of strongly adherent homogeneous characteristic. The corrosion behaviour of the steel electrodes with and without PANI film in 3.5% NaCl solution was investigated through anodic polarization curves. The results indicated that PANI coating led to decrease of the permeability of metallic plating. The PANI homopolymer film provided an effective barrier property and a remarkable anodic protection to substrate.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.130.286
PACS numbers: 82.35.Gh, 81.65.Kn