Phytic Acid Conversion Coatings

Viswanathan S. Saji*

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConversion Coatings for Magnesium and its Alloys
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783030899769
ISBN (Print)9783030899752
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022

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  • Composite
  • Conversion coating
  • Corrosion
  • Magnesium alloy
  • Phytic acid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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