Polypyrrole Functionalized Graphene Oxide Accelerated Zinc Phosphate Coating Under Low-Temperature


Qingsong Zhu,1,2

Jingguang Liu,3

Xin Wang,1,4

Yuxiang Huang,2

Ying Ren,2

Weiqiang Song,2

Chenzhong Mu,5

Xianhu Liu,1*,Email

Fengchun Wei,2**,Email 

Chuntai Liu1***,Email

1 The Key Laboratory of Material Processing and Mold of Ministry of Education, National Engineering Research Center for Advanced Polymer Processing Technology, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450002, China

2 College of Materials Science and Engineering, Henan University of Technology, Zhengzhou 450001, China

3 Jier Machine-Tool Group Co., LTD, Jinan250000, China.

4 Institute of Polymer Materials, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Martensstr. 7, 91058 Erlangen, Germany

5 State Key Laboratory of Special Functional Waterproof Materials, Beijing Oriental Yuhong Waterproof Technology Co., Ltd, Beijing 100123, China



Zinc phosphate coating, as an effective and fast anticorrosion technique for the metals, have been developed rapidly in recent years. However, it is still challenge to synthesize a low energy, environmentally friendly and efficient accelerator through a simple, facile method. Herein, as a new accelerator, polypyrrole functionalized graphene oxide (GO-PPy) nanocomposites were prepared by in-situ process to grow polypyrrole (PPy) film on graphene oxide (GO) surface, Incorporation of GO-PPy into phosphate baths accelerated the phosphating process of phosphate coating and promoted the nucleation and growth of phosphate crystals, achieving stronger corrosion resistance, which were confirmed by electrochemical measures and morphologies characteristic of the phosphate coating. Additionally, when the concentration of GO-PPy in the phosphate baths reached up 1.2 g/L, the phosphate coating possessed the most compact and uniform phosphate crystals and the best corrosion protection performance. Finally, the special mechanism of the phosphate process was discussed. This work introduces a new, low-energy, facile, environmentally friendly and alternative accelerator for the preparation of phosphate coatings.

Polypyrrole Functionalized Graphene Oxide Accelerated Zinc Phosphate Coating Under Low-Temperature