Corrosion Protection of Metals by Intrinsically Conducting Polymers: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Corrosion Protection of Metals by Intrinsically Conducting Polymers

1st Edition

By Pravin P. Deshpande, Dimitra Sazou

CRC Press

198 pages | 147 B/W Illus.

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The use of conducting polymers for the anticorrosion protection of metals has attracted great interest during the last 30 years. The design and development of conducting polymers-based coating systems with commercial viability is expected to be advanced by applying nanotechnology and has received substantial attention recently. This book begins with corrosion fundamentals and ends with an emphasis on developments made in conducting polymer science and technology using nanotechnology. Additionally, it gives a detailed account of experimental methods of corrosion testing.


"This is a concise, very well written and clear text which explores the benefits of using intrinsically conducting polymers for corrosion protection and strategies that can be followed. …The authors have successfully managed to discuss all this in less than 200 pages, in an accessible and highly useful text for corrosion engineers and scientists…"

—Christopher Brett, University of Coimbra, Portugal

"…combine[s] both theory and practice in a way that is up-to-date, precise and understandable. …"

—Reza Javaherdashti, PhD, Researcher/Consultant

"…this book fulfills its goal to provide newbies and experts a well-structured summary on principles which need to be considered when dealing with intrinsically conducting polymers for corrosion protection in laboratory and production."

Corrosion and Materials, June 2016

"This book is well organized with reasonable coverage of the existing literature. It also contains an index and a list of abbreviations used in the book. There are an adequate number of tables and figures. This is a specialized book that would be useful for researchers in the field of CPs who have knowledge of corrosion."

MRS Bulletin, November 2016

Table of Contents

An Overview of Recent Developments in Coating Anticorrosion Technology Based on Conducting Polymers


Conducting Polymers

Corrosion of Metals and Its Prevention

Corrosion Protection by CPs


Principles of Electrochemical Corrosion


Electrode Reactions and Equilibrium Potential

Metal Dissolution, Charge Transfer, and Mass Transport

Electric Double Layer

Electrode Kinetics, Polarization, and Mixed Potential Theory

Exchange Current Denssity and Its Significance

Causes of Polarization


Corrosion Prevention Mechanisms


Active Electronic Barrier at the Metallic Surface

Barrier Protection


Anodic Protection

Controlled Inhibitor Release

Cathodic Protection

Dislocation of Oxygen Reduction

Corrosion Inhibition

Krstajic’s Model


Iron Diffusion Inhibition

Polyaniline as a Bipolar Film

Synergistic Effect


Preparation of Protective Coatings Based on Conducting Polymers


Basics of CP Synthesis and Polymerization Mechanism

CP-Based Protective Coatings


Characterization of Anticorrosion Properties


Basics of Corrosion Rate Measurements

Weight Loss Measurements

Direct Current (DC) Electrochemical Methods

Open Circuit Potential ( Half Cell Potential Measurments, E oc )

Polarization Techniques

Tafel Extrapolation

Potentiodynamic Measurements

Cyclic Polarization

Linear Polarization Resistance

Alternating Current (AC) Electrochemical Method: Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy


Experiment and Data Analysis

Zero-Resistance Ammetry


Strategies for Improving the Protective Efficiency of Coatings Based on Conducting Polymers


Problems Encountered When Using Conducting Polymers in Anticorrosion Technology

CP Coatings with Improved Protective Properties

Hydrophobic and Superhydrophobic CP Coatings



About the Authors

Pravin P. Deshpande obtained his PhD in metallurgical engineering from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, and joined the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science, College of Engineering Pune (COEP),India in January 2008.Since then, he has completed a number of research projects sponsored by University Grants Commission, New Delhi; Indian Space Research Organization, Bangalore; All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi; Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi; and University of Pune. He has authored many refereed publications, and is an active member of a study group on the metallurgical heritage of India, Indian National Academy of Engineering, New Delhi,India.

Dimitra Sazou earned a PhD in chemistry and is a current professor of physical chemistry at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Dr. Sazou was a visiting researcher/professor at the Department of Chemistry, University of Houston, and the Department of Physical Sciences, University of Cyprus. Her research interests include corrosion–passivation of metals and their protection by using intrinsically conducting polymers, and focuses on understanding the physico-electrochemical processes leading to uniform and localized corrosion via the analysis of the nonlinear behavior of metal electro dissolution–passivation reactions. She has more than 25 years of experience on the topic and has authored many refereed publications.

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SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical