Polyalphaolefin (a.k.a. PAO) are oligomers made by oligomerization alpha olefins, usually 1-decene or a mixture of alpha olefins containing, in general, a minimum of six and a maximum of twelve carbon atoms. This process results in products with a high viscosity index (VI), ranging from 100 up to 1,000, excellent low-temperature flow and pour-point characteristics, good oxidation stability and compatibility with mineral oils, paints and seals. However, these products have poor fire resistance and biodegradability. PAOs are used in several synthetic products, such as greases, lubricants, fluids, and have emerged as crucial components in many applications and industries.
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