Self-Healing for Anticorrosion Based on Encapsulated Healing Agents

  • Daniel CrespyEmail author
  • Katharina Landfester
  • Johannes Fickert
  • Michael RohwerderEmail author
Part of the Advances in Polymer Science book series (POLYMER, volume 273)


Although the protection of metals from corrosion appears to be a Sisyphean work, promising developments have recently been proposed in the literature. We present here some new strategies, in which traditional methodologies employed for corrosion protection are married with the concept of self-healing. Efficient anticorrosion properties can be achieved by the encapsulation of corrosion inhibitors and/or monomers and catalysts for self-healing reactions. Nanocontainers for anticorrosion comprise a shell that is responsive to stimuli induced by corrosion and a core containing the healing substance. We present here the requirements for their design, synthesis, and application in coatings for metal substrates. The important factors to be taken into account and future directions are also discussed.


Capsules Corrosion protection Nanocontainers Redox-responsive Self-healing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for Polymer ResearchMainzGermany
  2. 2.Department of Material Science and EngineeringVidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC), School of Molecular Science and EngineeringRayongThailand
  3. 3.Max Planck Institut für Eisenforschung GmbHDüsseldorfGermany

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