Advanced micro/nanocapsules for self-healing smart anticorrosion coatings
Smart self-healing coatings for corrosion protection of metallic substrates (steel, magnesium, and aluminium, and their alloys) have attracted tremendous interest due to their capability to prevent crack propagation in the protective coatings by releasing active agents from micro/nanocapsules, that is, micro/nano particles consisting of a coating layer or a shell (micro/nanocontainers) and core material (solids, droplets of liquids or gases), in a controllable manner.
State-of-the-art design and preparation are highlighted
This research work aims to give a concise review on the most recent advances in preparing micro/nanocapsules based on different types of micro/nanocontainers, i.e., organic polymer coatings, inorganic clays, mesoporous silica nanoparticles, polyelectrolyte multilayers, etc. for smart coatings with self-healing properties. The state-of-the-art design and preparation of micro/nanocapsules are highlighted with detailed examples.
The study is published in: Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Issue 2, 2015.