Controlled oxidation of dextran for evolution of polyether segment bearing pendant carboxyl groups for corrosion inhibition applications

Kenichi Oyaizu, Aritomo Yamaguchi, Takamitsu Hayashi, Yukiaki Nakamura, Daisuke Yoshii, Yuji Ito, Makoto Yuasa

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Partially oxidized dextran containing carboxyl groups was prepared as an environmentally benign organic corrosion inhibitor for mild steel. Introduction of carboxyl groups was accomplished by oxidation of dextran using sodium hypochlorite under basic conditions. The structure of the product was confirmed by spectroscopic measurements. GPC analysis revealed that oxidation of dextran proceeded without significant molecular-weight degradation. 1H NMR spectra revealed that up to 1.3 carboxyl groups per repeating unit were introduced into the polymer. The product showed moderate corrosion inhibition activity for mild steel, and biodegradability under conditions for cooling water systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-348
Number of pages6
JournalPolymer Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes



  • Corrosion Inhibitor
  • Dextran
  • Hypochlorite
  • Oxidation
  • Polycarboxylate
  • Spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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