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Exploring in situ integration of pongamia oil to improve barrier properties of polyurethane coatings
Published in Wiley
Volume: 137
Issue: 47
Polyurethane coatings have been the focus of continuous innovation, such as bio-based coatings and self-healing coatings. This study investigates the route achieving superior coatings by in situ integration of pongamia oil during the curing process. Stronger urethane and carbonyl bonds for these oil-modified coatings are observed using Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy. Thermogravimetric analysis reveals an increase in their thermal stability. A sustained high coating resistance and an increased Bode impedance (by ∼102 Ω cm2) for the oil-modified coatings is observed using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, which is corroborated by the cyclic corrosion test. Scanning electron microscopy depicts a roughened coating morphology with an increased water contact angle due to the integrated oil-polyurethane polymer chains. Further, a preliminary computational fluid dynamics confirms this inhibited electrolyte mass flow through an oil-modified coating with denser regions as compared to a clear coating. A consolidated schematic model incorporating the experimental and simulation results is proposed. © 2020 Wiley Periodicals LLC
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JournalData powered by TypesetJournal of Applied Polymer Science
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