SYNTHESIS AND EVALUATION OF NOVEL BIOBASED OILS FOR USE AS BIO-LUBRICANT COMPONENTS
Bio-oils Research Unit
Project Number: 3620-41000-155-01
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Dec 15, 2010
End Date: Dec 14, 2013
Synthesize, characterize and develop new biobased molecules for use as components of biobased lubricants. Initial work will focus on novel oleochemical-based ethoxylated oils synthesized at a collaborator laboratory. Other functional groups (e.g., amides and esters) will be synthesized and investigated later in the program.
Novel molecules will be synthesized and characterized in the labs of colleagues in Poland; evaluated for various tribological characteristics by colleagues in Poland, Lithuania and ARS; formulated for specific lubrication applications and tested at ARS and collaborator labs.