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Lubricating Oils

Nature volume 101, pages 214215 (16 May 1918) | Download Citation



IN a paper iread by Drs. A. E. Dunstan and F. B. Thole before the Institution of Petroleum Technologists on April 16, the authors, in reviewing the work of previous observers, point out that little knowledge exists as to the chemical composition of lubricating oils and the relation between their chemical character and lubricating properties. These oils probably consist (though nothing, very definite, is known) of saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons of the naphthenic o>r polynuclear type, and, to a limited extent, of paraffins and aromatic hydrocarbons.

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