Tentative Outline
Special Issue for Innovations in Corrosion and Materials Science
Guest Editor(s): Rita B. Figueira
Organic-inorganic Hybrid Sol-gel Coatings for Corrosion Protection
Aims & Scope:
Chromate chemical conversion layers (CCC) have been extensively used for corrosion protection since
provide very good adhesion of organic coatings and afford corrosion protection by barrier and selfhealing effects. Nevertheless, the use of these surface treatments has been under severe restrictions in the
European Community and North America, due to Cr (VI) toxicity and carcinogenic effects. The
production of eco-friendly sol–gel coatings to prevent corrosion on metallic substrates was one of the
emerging areas of application, competing with conventional chromate and phosphate CCC. Sol-gel
technology revealed to be a successful method in coatings technology and in fabrication of organicinorganic hybrid (OIH) materials. OIH coatings promote adherence, provide corrosion protection by
barrier effect and in addition can incorporate a large diversity of corrosion inhibitors species within their
structure. Therefore, OIH coatings produced by sol–gel methods to improve resistance to
oxidation/corrosion of different metallic substrates and their alloys are a topic of extreme importance.
Research papers describing original fundamental and applied investigations of sol-gel chemistry, relevant
to surface coatings, for corrosion protection of metallic substrates (e. g. aluminium, galvanized steel,
carbon steel, tin plate, etc) are proposed. Application papers where OIH sol-gel coatings are used to solve
or minimize corrosion problems in different environments will also be considered.
Key words: Sol-gel, Coatings, Corrosion resistance, Cr(VI), Hybrid, Surface protection, Chromate
conversion layers
Potential participants: complete affiliations and emails
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Hiroki Habazaki, Division of Materials Chemistry & Frontier Chemistry Center, Faculty of
Engineering,
Hokkaido
University,
Sapporo,
Hokkaido
060-8628,
Japan,
habazaki@eng.hokudai.ac.jp
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U. Kamachi Mudali, Corrosion Science and Technology Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic
Research, Kalpakkam 603102, India, kamachi@igcar.gov.in
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Victor Boev, Institute of Electrochemistry and Energy Systems, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences,
v_boev@yahoo.com
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David Álvarez, ENCOMAT Group, E.E.I., University of Vigo, Campus Universitario, As Lagoas,
36310 Vigo, Spain, davidag@uvigo.es
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Peter Rodič, Department of Physical and Organic Chemistry, Jožef Stefan Institute Jamova 39,
1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia, peter.rodic@ijs.si
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Ingrid Milosev, Department of Physical and Organic Chemistry, Jožef Stefan Institute, Jamova
39, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia, ingrid.milosev@ijs.si
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Sandra Raquel Kunst, Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Rua Francisco Getúlio Vargas Petrópolis,
Caxias do Sul, RS, Brasil - CEP 95070560, tessaro.sandra@gmail.com
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Lilian Vanessa Rossa Beltrami, Laboratório de Pesquisa em Corrosão – LAPEC, Universidade
Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS, Avenida Bento Gonçalves, 9500, Porto Alegre, RS,
Brazil, lvrossa@yahoo.com.br
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Carlos J. R. Silva, Centro de Química, Universidade do Minho, Campus de Gualtar, 4710-047
Braga, Portugal, csilva@quimica.uminho.pt
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Rita B. Figueira, Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil, Av. do Brasil 101, 1700-066 Lisboa,
Portugal, rmfigueira@lnec.pt
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I. Rute Fontinha, Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil, Av. do Brasil 101, 1700-066 Lisboa,
Portugal, rfontinha@lnec.pt.
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Mário G.S Ferreira, University of Aveiro, CICECO, Department of Materials and Ceramic
Engineering, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal, mgferreira@ua.pt
Schedule:
Manuscript submission deadline: 15th of November 2015
Peer Review Due: 15th December 2015
Revision Due: 6th January 2016
Notification of acceptance by the Guest Editor: 20th January 2016
Final manuscripts due: 27th January 2016
Final date of Submission of Special issue: 31st of January 2016
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