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Development of a thiophene derivative modified LDH coating for Mg alloy corrosion protection.

Li, Lin-Xin; Xie, Zhi-Hui; Fernandez, Carlos; Wu, Liang; Cheng, Daojian; Jiang, Xiao-Hui; Zhong, Chuan-Jian


Lin-Xin Li

Zhi-Hui Xie

Liang Wu

Daojian Cheng

Xiao-Hui Jiang

Chuan-Jian Zhong


A new thiophene derivative corrosion inhibitor (CI) was developed to functionalize the layered double hydroxide (LDH) primer on Mg alloy to enhance corrosion protection. Compared with bare LDH coating, the composite coatings consisting of a MgAl-LDH primer and an outer CI layer showed highly compact surface structures without large pores and gaps, thereby indicating the enhanced capability to resist the penetration of corrosive species. Electrochemical tests revealed that the MgAl-LDH film modified with the newly synthesized CI exhibited higher charge transfer resistance and lower corrosion current density than films modified with commercial CIs. The highest enhancement in corrosion resistance was linked to the film's ability to repair physical damage by forming precipitates through chemical complexation and adsorption of the CIs. These findings open up new opportunities for the design and synthesis of a thiophene-contained inhibitor to modify LDH films and to obtain a composite coating with superior corrosion protection.


LI, L.-X., XIE, Z.-H., FERNANDEZ, C., WU, L., CHENG, D., JIANG, X.-H. and ZHONG, C.-J. 2020. Development of a thiophene derivative modified LDH coating for Mg alloy corrosion protection. Electrochimica acta [online], 330, article ID 135186. Available from:

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 31, 2019
Online Publication Date Nov 3, 2019
Publication Date Jan 10, 2020
Deposit Date Nov 8, 2019
Publicly Available Date Nov 4, 2020
Journal Electrochimica Acta
Print ISSN 0013-4686
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 330
Article Number 135186
Keywords Mg alloy; Corrosion; Coating; Layered double hydroxide
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