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Front. Mater. | doi: 10.3389/fmats.2019.00207

Recent Development of Corrosion Protection Strategy Based on Mussel Adhesive Protein

  • 1Department of Chemistry, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Many of traditional anti-corrosion approaches using chromate are effective but hazardous to natural environment and human health, so development of green and effective alternatives is desirable. One of the mussel adhesive proteins derived from mussel byssus presents extraordinary adhesion to steel surface and exhibits film-forming and corrosion inhibition properties. Novel strategies for enhancing the corrosion inhibition of steel by the protein have been demonstrated recently. The protein together with ceria nanoparticles presents a great potential for the development of new corrosion inhibitors and thin films that are ‘green’ and ‘effective’, and have ‘smart’ protection properties.

Keywords: Mussel adhesive protein, Film-Forming Corrosion Inhibitor, Corrosion inhibition, Self-healing (Self-repairing), Mefp-1

Received: 28 Jun 2019; Accepted: 12 Aug 2019.

Copyright: © 2019 Zhang and Pan. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Mx. Fan Zhang, Department of Chemistry, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, fanzhang@kth.se