Development of anti-aging and anticorrosive nanoceria dispersed alkyd coating for decorative and industrial purposes

Ezgi Kizilkonca, F. Bedia Erim*

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This study focuses on nano cerium oxide particles as alternative additives in solvent-based alkyd coatings in order to improve anticorrosive and anti-aging properties. The paint samples were formulated with cerium oxide micro and nanoparticles, and the coating quality characteristics were compared with coating formulated with commercial anticorrosive and UV-aging agents. Formulations were prepared with 3 wt % commercial anticorrosive agent as reference material (RP), 3 wt % cerium oxide microparticles (CER1), 3 wt % and 1% cerium oxide nanoparticles (CER2 and CER3), respectively. The basket milling technique with zirconium balls was used for the preparations of coatings and characterizations were performed by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), and contact angle measurements. Improvement in the anticorrosive properties was proven with electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and accelerated salt spray tests based on ISO 4628 Evaluation of Degradation of Coatings. Furthermore, physical and mechanical tests were run according to standard test methods for coatings and reported. Results showed that cerium oxide particles provide anticorrosive, UV defender, and self-cleaning effects, besides excellent physical resistance to alkyd coatings. The impact of cerium oxide nanoparticles was found to be stronger than those of the microparticles.

Original languageEnglish
Article number610
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2019

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This research received no external funding. This research was completed at Istanbul Technical University, Capillary Electrophoresis and Biopolymer Applications Research Laboratory. The authors sincerely thank Polisan Kansai Paint Industry R&D Center for the supply of materials and providing the necessary facilities for paint tests. We also thank Professor Fevzi Cakmak Cebeci at the Sabanci University and his team for their help in electrochemical impedance spectroscopy measurements.

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Biopolymer Applications Research Laboratory
Capillary Electrophoresis
Sabanci University
Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi


    • Alkyd coating
    • Anti corrosive
    • Cerium oxide
    • Nanoceria
    • UV-aging


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