In-vitro evaluation of degradation of biodegradable silane based coating on Mg-Zn-Ca alloy in a physiological environment

Swati Gaur, Anand Sawroop Khanna, R. K. Singh Raman

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In the present study, combinations of a phosphonato silane with a precursor, Methyltriethoxy silane (MTEOS) in various ratios were applied onto the alloy Mg-6Zn-Ca. The corrosion resistance of the coated and uncoated specimens in a modified simulated body fluid (m-SBF) was characterized by potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). Results suggest that the silane coating significantly decreases the degradation rate of the magnesium alloy, indicating its potential to be used as a corrosion barrier for magnesium alloy temporary implants.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLight Metals Technology 2013 - selected papers from the 6th International Light Metals Technology Conference, LMT 2013
EditorsIan Stone, Brian McKay, Zhongyun Fan
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783038261476
ISBN (Print)9783037857663
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventInternational Light Metals Technology Conference (LMT) 2013 - Beaumont Estate Hotel, Old Windsor, United Kingdom
Duration: 24 Jul 201326 Jul 2013
Conference number: 6th

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
ISSN (Print)02555476


ConferenceInternational Light Metals Technology Conference (LMT) 2013
Abbreviated titleLMT 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityOld Windsor
Internet address


  • Biodegradable
  • Electrochemical impedance Spectroscopy
  • Magnesium alloys
  • Phosphonato silane
  • Potentiodynamic polarization

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