Phosphonic acid-containing polysulfones as anticorrosive layers

Edouard Chauveau, Catherine Marestin, Régis Mercier, Alexis Brunaux, Vincent Martin, Ricardo P. Nogueira, Aurélien Percheron, Virginie Roche, Hugues Waton

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As a part of research work to elaborate polymeric materials for metal corrosion protection, we have developed a new family of phosphonic acid-containing polymers. The synthesis and the characterization of polysulfones bearing alkyl phosphonate ester side groups are first described. These polymers are synthesized by direct polycondensation of a phosphonate ester-containing bisphenol by aromatic nucleophilic substitution. The physicochemical properties of the resulting polymers are described. Acidic hydrolysis of phosphonate esters results in the formation of phosphonic acid groups. A series of phosphonic acid-containing polysulfones is therefore obtained and characterized. A preliminary evaluation of the anticorrosive properties of these polymers is described. In 0.25M Na2SO4 solution, the corrosion rate of a polymer-coated mild steel sample is much lower than of the free metal substrate. These results suggest that phosphonic acid-containing polysulfones might be interesting as anticorrosive coatings.

Original languageBritish English
Article number41890
JournalJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Issue number17
StatePublished - 1 May 2015


  • Coatings
  • Functionalization of polymers
  • Polycondensation


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