Microencapsulation of UV-Curable Self-healing Agent for Smart Anticorrosive Coating
- Received Date: 2014-05-10
- Self-healing, Water-borne polyurethane coating, Corrosion resistance, Poly(urea-formaldehyde) microcapsule, UV-curable coating
Abstract: UV-curable polyurethane prepolymer and photoinitiator 1173 were facilely encapsulated in a poly(urea-formaldehyde) shell, which was in situ formed by the polymerization of formalde-hyde and urea in an oil-in-water emulsion. The diameters of the microcapsules ranged from 118 μm to 663 μm depending on agitation speed, and were obtained via optical mi-croscopy and scanning electron microscopy analyses. The encapsulation percent and the yield of microcapsules prepared at the agitation speed of 600 r/min can reach 97.52wt% and 65.23wt%, respectively. When the water-borne polyurethane (WPU) coating embedded with the prepared microcapsules were scratched, the healing agent could be released from rup-tured microcapsules and lled the scribed region. The excellent anticorrosion properties of the WPU coating embedded with the prepared microcapsules were con rmed by the results obtained from both electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and Tafel curves.
|Citation:||Dong Zhao, Mo-zhen Wang, Qi-chao Wu, Xiao Zhou, Xue-wu Ge. Microencapsulation of UV-Curable Self-healing Agent for Smart Anticorrosive Coating[J]. Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics , 2014, 27(5): 607-615. doi: 10.1063/1674-0068/27/05/607-615|