Corrosion Protection of Copper with Hybrid Sol-Gel Containing 1H-1, 2, 4-triazole-3-thiol

Document Type: Research Article

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Department of Chemistry, Gandhigram Rural Institute-Deemed University, Gandhigram-624 302, Tamil Nadu, INDIA

Abstract

To improve the corrosion protection of copper metal, 0.01M concentration of 1H-1,2,4-triazole-3-thiol (TAT) was incorporated into the hybrid sol-gel monolayers containing 3-glycidoxypropyltrimethoxysilane (GPTMS) and Tetraethoxysilane (TEOS). It was further subjected to hydrolysis and condensation reaction to form a sol-gel matrix. The TAT-doped hybrid sol-gel coating was applied over the copper surface by Self-Assembled Monolayer (SAM) method. The resultant coating was characterized by Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR), X- RayDiffraction (XRD) analysis, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Energy-Dispersive X-ray (EDX) spectroscopy. The corrosion protection ability of these coatings was evaluated by Electrochemical Impedance Studies (EIS) and Potentiodynamic Polarization (PP) measurements in 3.5% NaCl medium. The EIS and PP results showed that TAT doped hybrid sol-gel coating exhibit better corrosion protection than the undoped hybrid coating alone. Thus these studies revealed the enhancement of corrosion protection of TAT doped hybrid sol-gel coating on the copper metal surface.

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