The incorporation of piperazine additionally results in more effective barrier proprieties and improved corrosion protection of AA2024-T3 alloys acting firstly as a catalyst for Si-OH condensation during the polymerization of the organopolysiloxane network increasing film thickness and secondly as a metal corrosion inhibitor of the metal substrate in the base of pores of the sol-gel film.
This work was supported by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of Spain (Project MAT2015-65445-C2-1-R) and Comunidad de Madrid (Project S2013/MIT-2862-MULTIMAT-CHALLENGE).
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