A feasibility study of anticorrosion applications of modified hydrotalcites in reinforced concrete

Author(s): Zhengxian Yang, H. Fischer, R. Polder
Paper category: Conference
Book title: 2nd International conference on Microstructural-related Durability of Cementitious Composites
Editor(s): Guang Ye, K. Van Breugel, Wei Sun, Changwen Miao
Print ISBN: 978-2-35158-129-2
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-123-0
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Pages: 1634- 1642
Total Pages: 8
Language: English

A carbonate form of Mg-Al-hydrotalcite with Mg/Al =2 and its p- aminobenzoate (pAB) modified derivative were synthesized and characterized by means of XRD, IR and TG/DSC. Mg(2)Al-CO₃ was prepared by a coprecipitation method and was subsequently modified by pAB through the calcination-rehydration technique. The results from the relevant characterizations combined with total organic carbon (TOC) analysis further confirmed that pAB anions were successfully intercalated into the interlayer space of the hydrotalcite. The anticorrosion behavior of Mg(2)Al-pAB was evaluated on the basis of open circuit potential (OCP) monitoring of carbon steel in simulated concrete pore solution at pH 13 contaminated with chloride. The preliminary results from this study demonstrated that ion-exchange indeed occurred between free chloride ions in simulated concrete pore solution and the intercalated pAB anions in Mg(2)Al-pAB structure. The simultaneously released pAB anions were found to exhibit the envisaged inhibiting effect and cause a shift of corrosion initiation of the steel to higher chloride concentrations than without the modified hydrotalcite.

Online publication: 2013
Publication Type: full_text
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