Effects of chemically active additives on boundary lubrication of steel by silicones

S. F. Murray, Robert L. Johnson
Aug 1954

A previous investigation showed that silicones, which in themselves are poor lubricants, can be made to lubricate effectively by the addition of a solvent, such as a diester, which is believed to increase the energy of adhesion between the molecule and the surface. In the present report another method of improving the lubricating quality of silicones was investigated, namely, that of providing chemically active additives.

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