Electrochemical polymerization of acrylics on stainless steel cathodes

Authors

  • S. L. Cram,

    1. Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong, New South Wales 2522, Australia
    2. Institute for Steel Processing and Products, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong, New South Wales 2522, Australia
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  • G. M. Spinks,

    Corresponding author
    1. Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong, New South Wales 2522, Australia
    2. Institute for Steel Processing and Products, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong, New South Wales 2522, Australia
    • Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong, New South Wales 2522, Australia
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  • G. G. Wallace,

    1. Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong, New South Wales 2522, Australia
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  • H. R. Brown

    1. Institute for Steel Processing and Products, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong, New South Wales 2522, Australia
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Abstract

A cathodic, aqueous-based technique for producing uniform, thin, passive films of poly(methyl methacrylate) and poly(glycidylacrylate) on stainless steel electrodes was developed. The films were chemically characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, NMR spectroscopy, and differential scanning calorimetry. The thickness (quantified by ellipsometry) and morphology of the films were dependent on the electrolysis time and potential and were also influenced by the individual monomer properties. © 2002 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci 87: 765–773, 2003

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