Are Mobil PAO's synthesized from Ethylene Gas?

MolaKule

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Yes. PAO's are derived from a two-step process involving an ethylene gas, to a linear alpha-olefin, to olefin polymers. It is one of the many Gas-to-Liquid processes for making lubricating fluids. Ethylene is also known as ethene and olefiant gas.
 

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BTW, Ray H had an excellent description in another thread:
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Folks, 1-decene homopolymer, hydrogenated IS the technical designation for PAO's. "1-decene" - the raw synthesized olefin building blocks; "homopolymer" - a chain of identical olefins built up to the desired molecular weight; hydrogenated -any "loose" (more correctly, "unbound") valence bonds in the chain have been saturated with hydrogen as protection against oxidation in use.
 
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