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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service


Location: Bio-oils Research

2012 Annual Report

4. Accomplishments
1. Patent filed on a boron-containing lubricant additive. Many lubricant additives require the use of undesirable phosphorous, zinc, and sulfur in order to be effective. Additionally, they are often incompatible with bio-based lubricants. ARS scientists in the Bio-Oils Research Unit at the USDA-ARS National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR), Peoria, IL, in collaboration with an industrial partner, have synthesized and filed for a patent on a new family of lubricant additives. These additives are made primarily from organoboron compounds prepared by utilizing epoxidized soybean oil. From this research, an antiwear and an antioxidation additive have been made, and they show high effectiveness even in soybean oil-based lubricant formulations. This work will help in the creation of new bio-based lubricants which will perform in a wide variety of industrial applications.

Review Publications
Arca, M., Sharma, B.K., Price, N.P.J., Perez, J.M., Doll, K.M. 2012. Evidence contrary to the accepted Diels-Alder mechanism in the thermal modification of vegetable oil. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. 89:987-994.

Arca, M., Sharma, B.K., Perez, J.M., Doll, K.M. 2012. Isothermal thermogravimetric analysis of soybean oil oxidation correlated to thin film micro-oxidation test methods. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 51:3550-3555.

Doll, K.M., Sharma, B.K. 2012. Physical properties study on partially bio-based lubricant blends: Thermally modified soybean oil with popular commercial esters. International Journal of Sustainable Engineering. 5(1):33-37.

Tisserat, B., Harry O Kuru, R.E., Cermak, S.C., Evangelista, R.L., Doll, K.M. 2012. Potential uses for cuphea oil processing byproducts and processed oils. Industrial Crops and Products. 35:111-120.

Doll, K.M., Vermillion, K., Fanta, G.F., Liu, Z. 2012. Diffusion coefficients of water in biobased hydrogel polymer matrices by NMR imaging. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 125:E580-E585.

Selling, G.W., Hojillaevangelist, M.P., Evangelista, R.L., Isbell, T., Price, N.P., Doll, K.M. 2013. Extraction of proteins from pennycress seeds and press cake. Industrial Crops and Products. 41(1):113-119.

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