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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: FUNCTIONALIZATION OF VEGETABLE OILS FOR USE IN THE POLYMER, OLEOCHEMICAL, AND LUBRICANT INDUSTRIES

Location: Bio-oils Research Unit

Title: A family tree of methyl oleate-based compounds

Author
item Doll, Kenneth

Submitted to: Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: December 15, 2011
Publication Date: May 6, 2010
Citation: Doll, K.M. 2010. A family tree of methyl oleate-based compounds [abstract]. Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Annual Meeting & Expo. p. 112.

Technical Abstract: A family of compounds starting with potentially bio-based methyl oleate have been synthesized through a variety of chemical methods. Grandpa EMO (Epoxidized Methyl Oleate) is the most well represented in terms of ancestors, but other catalytic cousins are also presented. Featured material on aunt Ether, as well has her sister Ester, detail this pair's ability to reduce the friction between parts. This contrasts little Ketal (or is that little Acetal?) and its desire to become more like his mentor, brother Ketone. Finally, the whereabouts of the mysterious, Mr. dioxophospholane, who occasionally looks out over the reaction, only to disappear again, are the subject of conjecture.

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