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Multi‐steps synthesis and properties of tetraurea grease

Liu Lei (Research Institute of Petroleum Processing, Beijing, China)
Sun Hongwei (Research Institute of Petroleum Processing, Beijing, China)

Industrial Lubrication and Tribology

ISSN: 0036-8792

Article publication date: 27 September 2011




Modern technology is giving some new requirements for the lubricating grease, and there are also some weaknesses for the existing diurea grease, especially its lower anti‐shear stability. This paper aims to address this issue. In this work, in order to meet the new industrial requirements and improve the weaknesses of diurea grease, the tetraurea grease has been synthesized.


Tetraurea grease was synthesized by multi‐steps, characterized by FT‐IR, NMR, ESI‐MS. The properties were evaluated by the ASTM method, such as dropping point, penetration, oil separation and shear stability, as well as four‐ball machine experiment.


The result shows that tetraurea grease is indeed synthesized successfully and it has a better performance than the existing diurea grease, the main properties of it have been increased, such as high‐temperature performance, structural stability, anti‐shear stability and extreme pressure performance.


This enriches the kinds of polyurea grease. Enhanced lubricating grease performance would have better industrial prospects, and a larger application field than existing diurea grease.



Lei, L. and Hongwei, S. (2011), "Multi‐steps synthesis and properties of tetraurea grease", Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Vol. 63 No. 6, pp. 453-455.



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