1st Edition

Supramolecular Chemistry in Corrosion and Biofouling Protection

Edited By Viswanathan S. Saji Copyright 2022
    436 Pages 167 Color & 49 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    436 Pages 167 Color & 49 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    Supramolecular chemistry, "the chemistry beyond the molecule", is a fascinating realm of modern science. The design of novel supramolecular structures, surfaces, and techniques are at the forefront of research in different application areas, including corrosion and biofouling protection.

    A team of international experts provide a comprehensive view of the applications and potential of supramolecular chemistry in corrosion and biofouling prevention. Chapter topics include types and fundamentals of supramolecules, supramolecular polymers and gels, host-guest inclusion compounds, organic-inorganic hybrid materials, metallo-assemblies, cyclodextrins, crown ethers, mesoporous silica and supramolecular structures of graphene and other advances.

    Additional Features include:

    • Focuses on different aspects of supramolecular chemistry in corrosion and biofouling prevention.
    • Comprehensively covers supramolecular interactions that can provide better corrosion and biofouling protection.
    • Provides the latest developments in self-healing coatings.
    • Explores recent research advancements in the suggested area.
    • Includes case studies specific to industries.


    The different supramolecular approaches being investigated to control corrosion and biofouling are gathered in one well-organized reference to serve senior undergraduate and graduate students, research students, engineers, and researchers in the fields of corrosion science & engineering, biofouling, and protective coatings.

    Section I Supramolecules

    Chapter 01 Supramolecules

    Bobbie McVey, Peter J. Cragg

    Chapter 02 Host-guest inclusion complexes

    Brian D. Wagner

    Chapter 03 Supramolecular polymers

    Nihar Sahu, Indrajit Mohanta, Akhilesh K. Srivastava, Bimalendu Adhikari

    Chapter 04 Supramolecular self-healing gels

    Tooru Ooya, Ik Sung Cho

    Chapter 05 Coordination polymers

    Ganesan Prabusankar, Muneshwar Nandeshwar, Suman Mandal, Sabari Veerapathiran, Kalaivanan Subramaniyam

    Chapter 06 Metal-organic frameworks and their host-guest chemistry

    Suresh Babu Kalidindi, Marilyn Esclance Dmello, Vasudeva Rao Bakuru

    Chapter 07 Self-assembled metallo-assemblies

    M Binduja Mohan, Sankarasekaran Shanmugaraju

    Section II Applications in Corrosion Protection (A) Protective coatings

    Chapter 08 Self-healing mechanisms in smart protective coatings

    Alicja Stankiewicz, Katarzyna Zielińska

    Chapter 09 Polymeric capsules as nanocontainers in surface coatings

    Sarah B. Ulaeto, T. P. D. Rajan

    Chapter 10 Cyclodextrins in surface coating applications

    Puspalata Rajesh, T.V. Krishna Mohan

    Chapter 11 Mesoporous silica nanoparticles in surface coating applications

    Idalina Vieira Aoki, Brunela Pereira da Silva, Jesus Marino Falcón-Roque

    Chapter 12 MOFs-based surface coatings

    A. Madhan Kumar

    Chapter 13 Graphene-based anti-corrosion coatings : Performance and mechanisms

    Md Julker Nine, Dusan Losic

    Chapter 14 Supramolecular intrinsic self-healing in polyurethane coatings

    Mohammad Mizanur Rahman, Bashirul Haq, Viswanathan S. Saji

    Section II Applications in Corrosion Protection (B) Corrosion Inhibitors

    Chapter 15 Supramolecular polyurethane corrosion inhibitors

    Muthukumar Nagu, Viswanathan S. Saji

    Chapter 16 Crown ethers, dendrimers, cyclodextrins, and calixarene derivatives as corrosion inhibitors

    Vitalis I. Chukwuike, Rakesh C. Barik

    Chapter 17 Coordination polymers as corrosion inhibitors

    Bhawna Chugh, Sheetal, Sanjeeve Thakur, Balaram Pani, Ashish Kumar Singh

    Chapter 18 MOFs-based corrosion inhibitors

    Elyor Berdimurodov, Lei Guo, Abduvali Kholikov, Khamdam Akbarov, Mengyue Zhu

    Chapter 19 Self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) in corrosion inhibition

    Sunder Ramachandran, Carlos Menendez, Tracey Jackson

    Section III Applications in Biofouling Protection

    Chapter 20 Supramolecular polymers/gels/self-assemblies for anti-biofouling surfaces

    Drishya Elizebath, Akhil Padmakumar, Rakesh K. Mishra, Vakayil K. Praveen

    Chapter 21 Cyclodextrins in anti-biofouling applications

    Jyotirmayee Mohanty, Achikanath C. Bhasikuttan

    Chapter 22 Mesoporous silica-based systems for anti-biofouling applications

    Silvia Rosane S. Rodrigues, Viviane Dalmoro, João Henrique Z. dos Santos

    Chapter 23 MOFs-based systems for anti-biofouling applications

    Ubong Eduok

    Chapter 24 Nanocontainers-based anti-biofouling coatings –A pilot study

    George Kordas

    Chapter 25 Supramolecular surface modifications of titanium implants

    Karan Gulati


    Dr Saji is a Research Scientist III/Assistant Professor at the Interdisciplinary Research Center for Advanced Materials, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia. He received M.Sc. (1997), M.Phil. (1999) and Ph.D. (2003) degrees from the University of Kerala, India. He was a Research Associate at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay (2004-2005) & Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore (2005-2007), Postdoctoral Researcher at Yonsei University (2007-2008) & Sunchon National University (2009), Senior Research Scientist at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) (2009-2010), Research Professor at Chosun University (2008-2009) & Korea University (2010-2013), and Endeavour Research Fellow at University of Adelaide (2014). He has authored 75 journal publications, contributed 7 books and 12 book chapters. He has more than 40 international/national conference presentations and invited talks. His research interest lies in electrochemistry, corrosion science, and smart materials.