A self-healing coating with UV-shielding property was prepared in this paper. The self-healing property was based on the inclusion between a host (β-CD-TiO2
) and a guest HEMA-Ad). After inclusion of the host and guest, the host–guest complex (HEMA-Ad/β-CD-TiO2
) was polymerized with other reactive monomers (HEMA and BA) to obtain the final coating. The coating had good hydrophobicity (water contact angle >90°, moisture absorption rate <2%) and excellent UV-shielding performance (ultra-violet protect factor >90%), and could be firmly bonded to a soft substrate. In addition, the coating had good self-healing property, which means that cracks in the material can recover many times after being damaged and that the UV-shielding ability can be fully restored with the self-healing process.
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