Amine-intercalated alpha-zirconium phosphates as lubricant additives Academic Article uri icon


  • 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. In this study, three types of amines intercalated -zirconium phosphate nanosheets with different interspaces were synthesized and examined as lubricant additives to a mineral oil. Results from tribological experiments illustrated that these additives improved lubricating performance. Results of rheological experiments showed that the viscosity of the mineral oil was effectively reduced with the addition of -zirconium phosphate nanosheets. The two-dimensional structure, with larger interspaces, resulting from amine intercalation, exhibited improved effectiveness in reducing viscosity. This study demonstrates that the nanosheet structure of -zirconium phosphates is effective in friction reduction. The manufacture of lubricants with tailored viscosity is possible by using different intercalators.

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Xiao, H., Dai, W., Kan, Y., Clearfield, A., & Liang, H.

citation count

  • 51

complete list of authors

  • Xiao, Huaping||Dai, Wei||Kan, Yuwei||Clearfield, Abraham||Liang, Hong

publication date

  • February 2015