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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: SYNTHESIS AND EVALUATION OF NOVEL BIOBASED OILS FOR USE AS BIO-LUBRICANT COMPONENTS

Location: Bio-oils Research Unit

Project Number: 3620-41000-155-01
Project Type: Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Dec 15, 2010
End Date: Dec 14, 2013

Objective:
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.

Approach:
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.

Last Modified: 8/30/2014
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