Multifunctional Aluminum Pre-treatments from End-Functionalized Phosphonic Acid Self-Assembled Monolayers

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Multifunctional Aluminum Pre-treatments from End-Functionalized Phosphonic Acid Self-Assembled Monolayers
Title:
Multifunctional Aluminum Pre-treatments from End-Functionalized Phosphonic Acid Self-Assembled Monolayers
Journal Title:
Langmuir
Publication Date:
02 February 2024
Citation:
Yeo, R. J., Bleich, J. N., Guérin, M., Morganella, D., Berner, M., & Frauenrath, H. (2024). Multifunctional Aluminum Pre-treatments from End-Functionalized Phosphonic Acid Self-Assembled Monolayers. Langmuir, 40(6), 2872–2882. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.3c02629
Abstract:
Aluminum alloys are used in advanced engineering applications as they possess a combination of favorable properties, including high strength, lightweightness, good corrosion resistance, machineability, and recyclability. Such applications often require forming the sheets into the final components, which is typically aided by an oil-based lubricant, followed by joining them using adhesives, which is hampered by residual lubricant. In this work, aluminum surfaces were modified with different self-assembled monolayers (SAMs), with the goal of significantly reducing the amount of lubricant while simultaneously improving friction properties, forming, and bonding performance. Our results show that SAMs terminated with hydrophilic and nucleophilic end groups give rise to high-energy surfaces with wetting properties that are stable over time. These surfaces showed significantly improved surface wetting by the lubricant, which in turn resulted in an improved forming performance at reduced lubricant coat weights. Moreover, the nucleophilic SAM termination provided outstanding performance in adhesive bonding tests under corrosive conditions.
License type:
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
Funding Info:
Funding from Innosuisse (Swiss Innovation Agency, project 35979.1) is gratefully acknowledged.
Description:
This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in Langmuir, copyright © American Chemical Society after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.3c02629.
ISSN:
1520-5827
0743-7463
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