StructurePoly alpha olefins (PAO)
Formula
[CH2CH[(CH2)7CH3]]n
CAS No. 68037-01-4
EC No. n/a
Synonyms Hydrogenated polydecene; Poly(1-decene) hydrogenated; Hydrogenateddecenehomopolymer; polymer with 1-decene, hydrogenated; Sinosyn

Poly alpha olefins (PAO)

Poly alpha olefins are widely known as PAOs. Chemically these are hydrogenated homopolymers of 1-Decene and are categorized as Group IV base oils.

Connect Chemicals does market Poly alpha olefins as a product group under the brand name SinoSyn. Standard viscosities available are 10, 40 and 100 (mm²/s at 100°). Other, lower viscosities, are under development at present (please get in touch with us in case of interest).  

 

Benefits

The SinoSyn products are produced using pure alpha olefins. They do show more consistent properties - such as e.g. lower friction and higher thermal stability – resulting in superior performance compared to other base oil groups. Their high viscosity indices do lead to less film thickness reduction at higher temperatures.

 

Main applications

PAOs are used in many synthetic products such as lubricating oils, hydraulic oils, cooling lubricants, drilling fluids, greases and all kind of other metal working fluids. 

 

The low viscosity PAOs can virtually be found in every modern car engine, acting as a synthetic motor oil.

 

Packaging & Shelf Life:

Product is available in drums of 170kg net, IBCs of 850kg net and isotanks (bulk)

Shelf life is 24 months from date of production.
 

Health & Safety:

Detailed information on the product described can be found in our relevant Health and Safety Information (Material Safety Data Sheet).