Phytic acid is a biologically relevant compound known for its excellent biocompatibility. The compound has a multi-ring structure with several surface chelating functional groups. Significant research efforts were dedicated to developing effective conversion coatings based on phytic acid. The surface chelating groups could efficiently bond with the magnesium/surface hydroxide layer and, at the same time, can provide anchoring groups for a subsequent coating. This chapter provides a concise account of phytic acid-based chemical conversion coatings for magnesium and its alloys.
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- Conversion coating
- Magnesium alloy
- Phytic acid
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Engineering
- General Materials Science