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Increasing popularity of synthetic lubricants as they offer better lubrication has triggered poly alpha olefin demand over the recent past
1-Decene: An Overview Of Disruptive Petrochemical Industry
Industry : Organic Chemicals
Increasing popularity of synthetic lubricants
as they offer better lubrication has triggered poly alpha olefin
demand over the recent past. Poly alpha olefin is prepared by oligomerization of linear alpha olefins (C-10 and higher). 1-Decene is the most preferred alpha olefin for poly alpha olefin production as it is the purest form of PAO. Increasing PAO demand for producing engine/gear oils, greases, and other lubricants is expected to be the key factor driving 1-decene market.
1-Decene is stored under a nitrogen blanket and is not corrosive to steel or aluminum. It should be avoided from the contact of air or oxygen because alpha olefins are sensitive to moisture. Alpha olefins should be handled under a dry, inert gas atmosphere otherwise it can form explosive mixtures with air or oxygen in certain concentrations.
Currently, most linear alpha olefins, and thus 1-decene
, are commercially produced by ethylene oligomerization. Products of oligomerization process consist of even-numbered carbon chains ranging from C4 to C30+. 1-Decene is obtained only through the linear distribution of alpha olefins obtained. On purpose production process for C-10 has not been yet developed.