Oleinas como materias primas de estólidos para aplicaciones como biolubricantes

  1. García Zapateiro, Luis Alberto
  2. Delgado Canto, Miguel Ángel
  3. Franco Gómez, José María
  4. Valencia Barragán, Concepción
  5. Ruiz Méndez, María Victoria
  6. Garcés, R.
  7. Gallegos, Leticia
Grasas y aceites

ISSN: 0017-3495 1988-4214

Year of publication: 2010

Volume: 61

Issue: 2

Pages: 171-174

Type: Article

DOI: 10.3989/GYA.075209 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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This study deals with the synthesis of estolides from high-oleic sunflower oil oleins, and its potential use as viscosity modifiers for biolubricant applications. Synthesis reactions were monitored for 24 h. Estolide molecular weight increased continuously with reaction time. Dynamic viscosities and densities of the different estolides were measured in a temperature range comprised between 10 and 120 °C. Maximum viscosities and estolide molecular weight were obtained after 12 h of reaction. However, the largest viscosity increments were observed within the first 3 hours of processing, due to a dramatic increase in the molecular weight of the estolides.

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