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United States Patent 5,292,444
Patil, et. al.Mar. 8, 1994

Lube oil compositions containing fullerene-grafted polymers

Inventors: Patil; Abhimanyu O. (Westfield, NJ); Schriver; George W. (Somerville, NJ); Lundberg; Robert D. (Bridgewater, NJ).
Assignee: Exxon Research and Engineering Company (Florham Park, NJ).
Appl. No.: 955,627
Filed: Oct. 2, 1992

Intl. Cl.:C10M 133/00;
U.S. Cl.:252/50.; 252/51.;
Field of Search:50;51.5 A;51.5 R

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Other References

Primary Examiner: Dees; Jose
Assistant Examiner: Jones; Dwayne C.


This invention relates to novel compositions of matter that are lube oils comprising an oil/hydrocarbon soluble fullerene grafted amine-containing polymers and a suitable base oil and, optionally other suitable additives for use as a lubricating oil. This invention also relates to the method of using the fullerene grafted amine-containing polymer itself as additives to base oils. The graft is made by reacting a fullerene with a primary or secondary amine-containing polymer, preferably hydrocarbon containing polymers. Suitable starting polymers are those containing primary or secondary amino groups, e.g., EPDM amine, PIB-amine, PIBSA-PAM, and Mannich based polymers. The lube oil compositions are made by adding an effective amount of the polymer, and optionally, other suitable additives to a base oil typically on an active ingredient basis of from about 0.01 to about 20 wt. %.

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