Nature-Guided Synthesis of Advanced Bio-Lubricants

@article{Romsdahl2019NatureGuidedSO,
  title={Nature-Guided Synthesis of Advanced Bio-Lubricants},
  author={Trevor Romsdahl and Asghar Shirani and R. E. Minto and Chunyu Zhang and E. Cahoon and K. Chapman and D. Berman},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
  year={2019},
  volume={9}
}
  • Trevor Romsdahl, Asghar Shirani, +4 authors D. Berman
  • Published 2019
  • Chemistry, Medicine, Engineering
  • Scientific Reports
  • Design of environmentally friendly lubricants derived from renewable resources is highly desirable for many practical applications. Here, Orychophragmus violaceus (Ov) seed oil is found to have superior lubrication properties, and this is based on the unusual structural features of the major lipid species—triacylglycerol (TAG) estolides. Ov TAG estolides contain two non-hydroxylated, glycerol-bound fatty acids (FAs) and one dihydroxylated FA with an estolide branch. Estolide branch chains vary… CONTINUE READING
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