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Research Project: Value-added Bio-oil Products and Processes

Location: Bio-oils Research

Title: Biobased disulfide additive based on soybean oil

item Biresaw, Girma
item Bantchev, Grigor
item LANSING, JAMES - Orise Fellow
item Harry O Kuru, Rogers
item CHEN, YUNZHI - South China University Of Technology

Submitted to: Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/14/2021
Publication Date: 5/7/2021
Citation: Biresaw, G., Bantchev, G.B., Lansing, J., Harry-O'kuru, R.E., Chen, Y. 2021. Biobased disulfide additive based on soybean oil [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Annual Meeting & Exhibition, May 17-20, 2021, Virtual Meeting.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The development of fully biobased lubricants requires the application of biobased base oils and biobased additives in the formulation. Such formulation will provide the full environmental, health, safety, and economic benefits expected from replacing petroleum-based products with biobased products. In the past few years, there has been steady progress in the development and commercialization of biobased base oils. Current commercial biobased base oils include: vegetable oils; derivatives of vegetable oils using various chemical/biorefinery methods; and biobased oils from fermentation of sugars. However, the development and commercialization of biobased additives has not been as robust as that for biobased base oils since multiple additives (e.g., antioxidant, anti-wear, etc.) are required for most formulations. As a result, most current biobased formulations are developed using commercial petroleum-based additives. Such formulations are partially biobased and not capable of providing the full benefit of a fully biobased formulation. In this presentation, recent work on the synthesis and characterization of a new biobased disulfide additive from soybean oil will be discussed.