Special Issue "Self-Healing Organic-Inorganic Coatings"

A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Corrosion, Wear and Erosion".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2024 | Viewed by 1283

Special Issue Editors

Department of Analytical, Physical and Inorganic Chemistry, Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio de Mesquita Filho", Sao Paulo, Brazil
Interests: organic–inorganic composites; protective coatings; structural analysis; surface analysis; carbon nanostructures
Centre for Functional and Surface Functionalized Glass, Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín, Trencin, Slovakia
Interests: anti-corrosion polymeric coatings; sol–gel; corrosion inhibition; self-healing coatings; bio-based coat-ings; electrochemical analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Hybrid coatings provide outstanding metallic protection in extreme environments for combining features of organic and inorganic materials that not only result in a remarkable barrier but also in improved mechanical, thermal, chemical and adhesion properties of coatings. In recent decades, the development of self-healing materials has added the possibility to regenerate hybrid coatings after failure, extending their service life. Self-healing coatings are able to repair or heal themselves by external intervention or autonomously, slowing or even stopping corrosion. When self-healing agents or systems such as corrosion inhibitors, chelation systems, microcapsules, interconnected vascular networks, shape-memory polymers, Diels–Alder or retro-Diels–Alder reactions (just to name a few) are properly integrated, a wide range of applications can be explored. Driven by the current demanding applications of smart materials, the design of self-healing organic–inorganic coatings must maintain the structural integrity of the hybrid matrix without compromising barrier and adhesion properties. In addition, to meet the requirements of a circular economy, eco-friendly materials are particularly sought out to replace the traditional ones. To this end, the unlimited possibilities for the design, synthesis, testing, and applications of high-performance anti-corrosion materials support this Special Issue to host papers in the following scope:

  • Efficient methods to synthesize self-healing coatings
  • Smart ecofriendly coatings for corrosion protection
  • Green materials for effective corrosion inhibition
  • New organic–inorganic hybrid systems for protection of metallic alloys
  • Nanotechnology applied to organic-inorganic coatings
  • Multifunctional polymer coatings
  • Fitting and modeling of electrochemical measurements of self-healing coatings
  • Water uptake calculations, prediction of performance and durability of hybrid coatings in extreme environments
  • Self-healing mechanisms

Prof. Dr. Peter Hammer
Dr. Andressa Trentin
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Coatings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • anti-corrosion hybrid coatings
  • self-healing coatings
  • corrosion inhibition
  • organic–inorganic coatings
  • hybrid coatings for smart applications
  • design, synthesis, and analysis of hybrid coatings

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Self-Healing Organic-Inorganic Coatings
Coatings 2022, 12(11), 1668; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings12111668 - 03 Nov 2022
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Nowadays, steel and light alloys, such as aluminum, magnesium, and titanium, represent most of the primary components of metallic structures in many applications [...] Full article
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