Accession Number : AD0691334

Title :   SYNTHESIS AND STUDY OF MALATES AS LOW-HYGROSCOPIC BRAKE FLUID COMPONENTS.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. no. 1,

Corporate Author : ARMY COATING AND CHEMICAL LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Brause,Allan R. ; Lipp,David W.

Report Date : JUL 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The object of the work was to synthesize and study various hydroxyesters as potential components of low-hygroscopic brake fluids. Seventeen diesters of malic acid were prepared via modified Fischer esterification and in nearly quantitative yields. They were subjected to screening tests. None proved entirely satisfactory, although several of the malates exhibited properties which may be desirable in blending. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HYDRAULIC FLUIDS, *MALIC ACID), ESTERS, SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY), CHEMICAL PROPERTIES, COMPATIBILITY, RUBBER, MOISTURE

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE