Poly(o-anisidine) on brass: Synthesis and corrosion behavior

ÖZYILMAZ A. T. , ÖZYILMAZ G., Yilmaz E., Colak N.

KOREAN JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, vol.25, no.4, pp.846-853, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11814-008-0140-0
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.846-853
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The electrochemical synthesis of poly(o-anisidine) (POA) was achieved on brass (CuZn) electrode by applying two scan rates (50 and 20 mVs(-1)). The synthesized polymer films were strongly adherent and homogeneous in both cases. Their corrosion performance was investigated by AC impedance spectroscopy (EIS) technique, anodic polarization plots and open circuit potential-time curves, in 3.5% NaCl solution. It was clearly seen that poly(o-anisidine) films provided a significant physical protection for longer exposure time. It was shown that polymer film coated at high scan rate (CuZn/POA-H) exhibited better barrier property against the attack of corrosive agents when compared with polymer film obtained at low scan rate (CuZn/POA-L). It was found out that poly(o-anisidine) film synthesized at high scan rate caused a significant increase in corrosion resistance by its catalytic behavior on formation of protective oxide layers on the surface in longer time.