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1st Edition

Supramolecular Chemistry in Corrosion and Biofouling Protection

ISBN 9780367769024
Published December 24, 2021 by CRC Press
436 Pages 167 Color & 49 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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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.