Multifunction Nanostructured Coatings
In this work novel protective nanostructured coatings with self-healing ability are presented. This effect is obtained on the basis of nanocontainers that release entrapped corrosion inhibitors in response to local pH changes or presence of corrosive species. The development of new nanocontainers for organic and inorganic corrosion inhibitors achieved is described, especially the most promising from industrial point of view, based on Layered Double Hydroxides (LDH). The combination of different of these nanocontainers in the same coating system has proved to be effective to accomplish further functions as antifouling and sensing.