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Provided herein are estolide base oils and oligomeric compounds prepared from processes that include cross metathesis. Exemplary processes include the preparation of terminally-unsaturated fatty acids by cross metathesis, and the subsequent oligomerization of terminally-unsaturated fatty acids to provide estolide compounds, such as the process set forth below:


Patent
Biosynthetic Technologies | Date: 2016-05-02

Provided herein are processes for preparing estolides and estolide base oils from fatty acid reactants utilizing catalysts. Further provided herein are processes for preparing carboxylic esters from at least one carboxylic acid reactant and at least one olefin.


Patent
Biosynthetic Technologies | Date: 2016-03-02

Provided herein are compositions containing at least one estolide compound and at least one ene and/or Diels Alder compound. In certain embodiments, the addition of at least one ene and/or Diels Alder compound to an estolide-containing composition may improve the cold temperature, viscometric, and/or anti-wear properties of the composition.


Patent
Biosynthetic Technologies | Date: 2016-03-17

Provided herein are certain esters, including those of the Formula I: wherein z is an integer selected from 0 to 15; R_(1), independently for each occurrence, is an optionally substituted alkyl that is saturated or unsaturated, and branched or unbranched; and R_(2 )is selected from hydrogen and optionally substituted alkyl that is saturated or unsaturated, and branched or unbranched. Hydroxy compounds are also described herein, which may be suitable end products, or serve as intermediates, to provide the desired ester products. Also described are compositions containing certain esters (e.g., triesters) and methods of making such esters and compositions thereof.


Provided herein are compositions comprising at least one estolide compound of formula: in which n is an integer equal to or greater than 0; m is an integer equal to or greater than 1; R_(1), independently for each occurrence, is selected from optionally substituted alkyl that is saturated or unsaturated, and branched or unbranched; R_(2 )is selected from hydrogen and optionally substituted alkyl that is saturated or unsaturated, and branched or unbranched; and R_(3 )and R_(4), independently for each occurrence, are selected from optionally substituted alkyl that is saturated or unsaturated, and branched or unbranched. Also provided are uses of the compositions described herein.


Patent
Biosynthetic Technologies | Date: 2016-06-06

Provided herein are grease compositions comprising at least one estolide compound of formula: in which n is an integer equal to or greater than 0; m is an integer equal to or greater than 2; R_(1), independently for each occurrence, is selected from optionally substituted alkyl that is saturated or unsaturated, and branched or unbranched; R_(2 )is selected from hydrogen and optionally substituted alkyl that is saturated or unsaturated, and branched or unbranched; and R_(3 )and R_(4), independently for each occurrence, are selected from optionally substituted alkyl that is saturated or unsaturated, and branched or unbranched. Also provided are methods of making estolide-based grease products.


Patent
Biosynthetic Technologies | Date: 2016-06-10

Estolide compounds and compositions, including two-cycle lubricating compositions comprising at least one estolide compound. Exemplary two-cycle lubricating compositions comprise an estolide base oil and an additive package.


Patent
Biosynthetic Technologies | Date: 2016-06-28

Compounds and compositions, including engine oils and lubricant formulations comprising at least one estolide compound. Exemplary compositions comprise an estolide base oil and an additive package.


Provided herein are compounds prepared from processes that include ethyleneolysis. Exemplary processes include the preparation of terminally-unsaturated fatty acid reactant by ethyleneolysis catalyzed by a cyclic alkyl amino carbene ruthenium complex. The subsequent oligomerization of terminally-unsaturated fatty acid reatants provides estolide compounds, as exemplified by the process set forth below:


Provided herein are processes of preparing sulfonated estolide compounds, and the removal of sulfonate residues from those compounds to provide desulfonated estolide base oils. Exemplary sulfonated estolide compounds include those selected from the formula: wherein z is an integer selected from 0 to 15; q is an integer selected from 0 to 15; x is, independently for each occurrence, an integer selected from 0 to 20; y is, independently for each occurrence, an integer selected 0 to 20; n is equal to or greater than 0; R_(6 )is selected from OH, optionally substituted alkyl, and optionally substituted aryl; and R_(2 )is selected from hydrogen and optionally substituted alkyl that is saturated or unsaturated, and branched or unbranched, wherein each fatty acid chain residue of said compounds is independently optionally substituted.

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