A long aliphatic chain functional silane for corrosion and microbial corrosion resistance of steel

Saad Al-Saadi, R. K. Singh Raman

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In the present work octadecyltrimethoxysilane (ODTMS) was deposited on mild steel in one and two-step treatments for corrosion resistance against a chloride medium (with and without sulphate reducing bacteria (SRB)). Electrochemical results showed that a hydrolysis of ODTMS for 3 h at pH 4 was sufficient for achieving a considerable enhancement in corrosion protection due to just one-step coating. However, corrosion resistance was found to be significantly superior due to the two-step treatment. The influence of the coating developed upon two-step treatment on the corrosion resistance of mild steel in the chloride solution containing SRB was assessed using comprehensive electrochemical analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-36
Number of pages10
JournalProgress in Organic Coatings
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2019


  • Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
  • Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)
  • Microbial corrosion
  • Octadecyltrimethoxysilane
  • Sulphate reducing bacteria (SRB)

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