Accession Number : ADD015481

Title :   New Class of Lubricants Derived from Archaebacterial Lipids.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 29 Nov 89, patented 24 Mar 92,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Chang, Eddie L

Report Date : 24 Mar 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A new class of lubricants based on the general features of archaebacterial lipids but not limited to lipids solely extracted from archaebacteria is described. These lubricant/additive molecules have the following features: bipolarity, ether bonds and branched biphytanyl chains. They can be double chained or single chained. This new class has the potential to be highly thermally and chemically stable due to the above mentioned features.

Descriptors :   *LIPIDS, *LUBRICANT ADDITIVES, *PATENTS, *BACTERIA, ADDITIVES, CHAINS, ETHERS, LUBRICANTS, MOLECULES, BACTERIAL DISEASES, HIGH TEMPERATURE, HEAT ENGINES

Subject Categories : Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
      Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE