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Application of smart organic nanocontainers in feedback active coatings

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Abstract

The key element of a novel generation of protective coatings with feedback activity to the external and internal triggers is an embedding of smart nano- or microcontainers into the coating matrix. When implanted in various types of coating matrices, these containers with a sensitive polymeric shell and water or oil interior provide controlled release of the encapsulated active materials upon action by external stimuli. In the article at hand we survey recent achievements in this new field of development and application of filled sensitive containers in biomedical and self-healing protective coatings. Diverse stimuli-responsive and self-repairing systems (implants, matrices, coatings) in different branches, from medicine to corrosion protection, are presented and their advantages as well as drawbacks are discussed in terms of the field-specific protection efficiency.

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The article was received on 07 Sep 2009, accepted on 23 Oct 2009 and first published on 01 Dec 2009


Article type: Emerging Area
DOI: 10.1039/B918437F
Soft Matter, 2010,6, 720-725

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    Application of smart organic nanocontainers in feedback active coatings

    D. G. Shchukin, D. O. Grigoriev and H. Möhwald, Soft Matter, 2010, 6, 720
    DOI: 10.1039/B918437F

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