Electrochemical strategies for the strengthening of polymer-metal interfaces

Noëlle Baute, Christine Jérôme, Lucien Martinot, Marc Mertens, Viktor M. Geskin, Roberto Lazzaroni, Jean Luc Brédas, Robert Jérôme

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Polymers have been widely used for the protection of metals against corrosion and for improving the performance of structural adhesive joints. In this contribution, the weakness and short-term durability of these polymer-metal interactions and some common approaches for alleviating this problem are briefly reviewed. Among the existing techniques, electrochemical processes offer the advantage of controlled interfacial reactions. Promising results have been reported by Stratmann et al. and Lécayon et al., who have emphasized the interest and opportunity to create strong chemical bonds between the organic coating and the metallic substrate. Their work is discussed in this review, along with results recently obtained in our group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1097-1107
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Electrochemistry
  • Polymers
  • Surface chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry


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