Submitted to: Annual Meeting and Expo of the American Oil Chemists' Society
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: May 18, 2008
Publication Date: May 18, 2008
Citation: Liu, Z., Sharma, B.K., Erhan, S.Z. 2008. Low Temperature Properties and Thermal Stability of Oligomerized Soybean Oil [abstract]. Annual Meeting and Expo of the American Oil Chemists' Society. Technical Abstract: Soybean oil polymers with lower molecular weight prepared in supercritical carbon dioxide (scCO2) by cationic polymerization were investigated for their applications as lubricants and hydraulic fluids. The low-temperature properties were studied by measuring their cloud and pour points; while thermo-oxidative stability of oligomeric soybean oil was studied using pressurized differential scanning calorimetry. Results show that increasing viscosity of soybean oil results in lower oxidation stability and increased pour and cloud points. These high viscosity soybean oils are desired in formulations of biobased gear oils and greases.