Carbon allotropes and MXenes composites as superdurable nanofillers for polymer coatings: Emerging materials

Chandrabhan Verma*, Imad Barsoum, Akram Alfantazi, M. A. Quraishi

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Scopus citations


Carbon allotropes, especially CNTs and GO, and MXenes are well-known for their filler and reinforced properties in polymer coatings. They fill the surface micropores and cracks of rapture coating structures and avoid the diffusion of corrosive species. They also avoid the direct attack of corrosive species by delaying their diffusion rate. However, carbon allotropes and MXenes manifest poor dispersibility as well as interfacial interactions that limit their use. Recent studies suggest that a suitable combination of carbon allotropes and MXenes (CAMs), synergistically enhanced their reinforcement property. The CAMs formulations manifest magnified durability as well as anticorrosive potential. As CAMs are chemically and thermally very stable, they can be used to formulate effective anticorrosive polymer-based coatings for high temperature application. This article aims to describe the challenges and opportunities of using CAMs as fillers in polymer coatings. The mechanism of reinforcement has also been reported along with future directions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number133892
JournalMaterials Letters
StatePublished - 15 Apr 2023

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023 Elsevier B.V.


  • 2D-materials
  • Anticorrosive coatings
  • Carbon-allotropes
  • MXenes and composite coatings
  • Polymer-reinforcement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Carbon allotropes and MXenes composites as superdurable nanofillers for polymer coatings: Emerging materials'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this