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Modification of jojoba oil for lubricant formulations


Jojoba oil has good lubricity and it can be utilized as a component in lubricating oil formulations. The physicochemical properties of the oil when compared with those of mineral oil base stocks showed that the pour point, acid value and oxidative stability were the limiting factors in its use as a base stock. Studies were carried out to improve these properties. The results indicated that these properties can be modified by physical and chemical methods and also by additive viscosity of jojoba oil by partial sulfurization, resulting in widening the scope of its utilization in developing lubricant formulations.

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Bhatia, V.K., Chaudhry, A., Sivasankaran, G.A. et al. Modification of jojoba oil for lubricant formulations. J Am Oil Chem Soc 67, 1–7 (1990).

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  • Oxidative Stability
  • Jojoba
  • Pour Point
  • Base Stock
  • Pour Point Depressant