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United States Patent 5,234,474
WhewellAug. 10, 1993

Fuel compositions comprising fullerenes

Inventors: Whewell; Christopher J. (11631 Lyman Rd., Chesterland, OH 44026-1825).
Appl. No.: 717,648
Filed: Jun. 19, 1991

Intl. Cl.:C10L 1/22; C10L 1/00;
U.S. Cl.: 44/282.; 44/418.;
Field of Search:282;418;412;628

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Foreign Patent Documents
2461743Feb., 1981FRX

Other References

Primary Examiner: Howard; Jacqueline V.

Abstract

Fuel compositions for internal combustion engines and more particularly, fuel compositions for 2-cycle internal combustion engines comprising a gasoline, a hydrocarbon-soluble allotropic form of carbon, and a dispersing agent are provided. Engines operated utilizing the fuel compositions provided produce considerably lessened amounts of undesirable exhaust gas emmissions.

20 Claims, No Drawings


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