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Lubricant Additives
Chemistry and Applications
Second edition
edited by Leslie R. Rudnick

Up-to-Date Coverage of Lubricant Additive Chemistry and Technology!

Cost, environmental, and performance issues coupled with legislative changes, new engine oil requirements, and technology development for exploration of space and the oceans are changing the lubrication additive market.

Reflecting how the need for new applications drives the development of new lubricant additives, Lubricant Additives: Chemistry and Applications, Second edition presents methods to:

  • Improve the performance, efficiency, and stability of lubricants
  • Protect metal surfaces from wear
  • Select lubricant additives for the food processing industry
  • Select the most appropriate ashless additives
  • Avoid microbial degradation of lubricants
  • Lower toxicity

And describes:

  • Standard lubricant testing methods and product specifications
  • The mechanisms and benefits of specific types of lubricant additives
  • Recent industry trends

Addressing new trends in various industrial sectors and improvements in technology, this second edition provides detailed reviews of additives used in lubricant formulations, their chemistry, mechanisms of action, and trends for major areas of application. It explores the design of cost-effective, environmentally friendly lubricant technologies and lubricants for automotive, industrial, manufacturing, aerospace, and food-processing applications.


Deposit Control Additives: Oxidation Inhibitors

  1. Antioxidants
  2. Zinc Dithiophosphates
  3. Ashless Phosphorus–Containing Lubricating Oil Additives
  4. Detergents
  5. Dispersants

Film-Forming Additives

  1. Selection and Application of Solid Lubricants as Friction Modifiers
  2. Organic Friction Modifiers

Antiwear Additives and Extreme-Pressure Additives

  1. Ashless Antiwear and Extreme-Pressure Additives
  2. Sulfur Carriers

Viscosity Control Additives: Viscosity Modifiers

  1. Olefin Copolymer Viscosity Modifiers
  2. Polymethacrylate Viscosity Modifi ers and Pour Point Depressants
  3. Pour Point Depressants

Miscellaneous Additives

  1. Tackifiers and Antimisting Additives
  2. Seal Swell Additives
  3. Antimicrobial Additives for Metalworking Lubricants
  4. Surfactants in Lubrication
  5. Corrosion Inhibitors and Rust Preventatives
  6. Additives for Bioderived and Biodegradable Lubricants


  1. Additives for Crankcase Lubricant Applications
  2. Additives for Industrial Lubricant Applications
  3. Formulation Components for Incidental Food-Contact Lubricants
  4. Lubricants for the Disk Drive Industry
  5. Additives for Grease Applications


  1. Long-Term Trends in Industrial Lubricant Additives
  2. Long-Term Additive Trends in Aerospace Applications
  3. Eco Requirements for Lubricant Additives

Methods and Resources

  1. Testing Methods for Additive Lubricant Performance
  2. Lubricant Industry–Related Terms and Acronyms
  3. Internet Resources for Additive/Lubricant Industry


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Lubricant Additives
Chemistry and Applications
Second edition
edited by Leslie R. Rudnick

2009 • 790 pages • $258.95 + shipping
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