A new silane-phosphonic acid composite passivation coating process has been developed for the protection of electrogalvanized steel based on N-(β-aminoethyl)-γ-aminopropyltrimethoxysilane(AAPTMS),γ-(2,3-epoxypropoxy)propyltrimethoxy-silane(GPTMS) and 1-hydroxy ethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid(HEDP).The results of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy(XPS),Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy(FTIR),potentiodynamic polarization scan,electrochemical impedance spectroscopy(EIS) and neutral salt spray(NSS) tests indicated that the major structure of the prepared silane-phosphonic acid composite passivation coating consisted mainly of Si—O—Si and Si—O—P bonds.The area of white rust was not more than 5% of the total panal after 120 h NSS test,which could be compared favourably with the chromate colour passivation coating.However,the corrosion reaction on the anode of the silane-phosphonic acid composite passivation coating had more distinct diffusion control characteristics and belonged to the physical blocking mechanism.


electrogalvanized steel, composite passivation, silane, phosphonic acid, corrosion resistance

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