Design of anti-mildew microcapsules
Moisture protection, anti-mildew and anti-corrosion are essential to guarantee the normal service of electronic devices. Although epoxy holds great potential for electronic packaging, its inferior anti-corrosive performance and anti-mildew capability significantly affect the lifespan of the coating and thus impede further technological advances in electronic devices. To address this concern, researchers have fabricated environmental-friendly anti-mildew smart microcapsules (MCs) by encapsulating benzotriazole (BTA) loaded halloysite clay nanotubes (HNTs) with chitosan (CTS). The coating presents superior anti-mildew property with 5 wt% MCs addition.
Significantly promoted anti-corrosive performance
Furthermore, the charge transfer resistance of T2 copper beneath the coating is three orders of magnitude larger after 35 days’ immersion, which confirms a significantly promoted anti-corrosive performance for the coating. Moreover, mechanism study shows that such enhanced corrosion protective performance of proposed coating benefits from an excellent self-healing property enabled by a sustainable release of BTA with water and dual-pH sensitivity as well as effective adsorption of BTA on metal surface.
The review has been published in Progress in Organic Coatings, Volume 180, July 2023.
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