Journal of
Dentistry and Oral Hygiene

  • Abbreviation: J. Dent. Oral Hyg.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2472
  • DOI: 10.5897/JDOH
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 130

Full Length Research Paper

Corrosion behaviour of metals in artificial saliva in presence of spirulina powder

S. Rajendran1*, J. Paulraj1, P. Rengan2, J. Jeyasundari3 and M. Manivannan4
1Servite College of Education, Thogaimalai- 621 313, Tamilnadu, India 2Department of Chemistry, Yadava College Co-educational, Madurai, India. 3Department of Chemistry, SVN College, Madurai, India 4Department of Chemistry, Chettinad College of Engineering and Technology, Karur, India.
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  • Article Number - 9EB2AC9756
  • Vol.1(1), pp. 001-008, July 2009
  •  Accepted: 29 May 2009
  •  Published: 31 July 2009


Corrosion resistance of three metals namely, SS 316L, mild steel (MS) and mild steel coated with zinc (MS-Zn) has been evaluated in artificial saliva in the absence and presence of spirulina.  Potentiodynamic polarization study and AC impedance spectra have been used to investigate the corrosion behaviour of these metals. The order of corrosion resistance of metals in artificial saliva, in the absence and also in the presence of spirulina was SS 316L > MS > MS-Zn.


Key words: Artificial saliva, corrosion, metals, spirulina, dentistry, oral hygiene.

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