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Recent Questions

  1. Do you have any suggestions for a heavy, highly linear NAO wax?

  2. I know that Chevron Phillips Chemical Company sells high purity alpha olefins, but I really need internal olefins for my application. What are some ways to convert alpha olefins to internal olefins?

  3. Regarding the sulfonation of normal alpha olefins to make alpha olefin sulfonates (AOS), does the alkyl chain length significantly affect the rate of alpha olefin reaction with SO3?

  4. I’d like to know about other ways to use alpha olefins in lubricants, particularly in those applications that demand enhanced biodegradability, low toxicity and low viscosity.

  5. We continue to seek intermediates for specialized applications. Which normal alpha olefin derivative offers the greatest versatility in manufacturing new compounds?

  6. Amide and amine manufacturing methods often use fatty acids or fatty acid derivatives as precursors. Are there other manufacturing methods that utilize normal alpha olefins and can provide a wider range of N-alkyl amides and amines?mide and amine manufacturing methods often use fatty acids or fatty acid derivatives as precursors. Are there other manufacturing methods that utilize normal alpha olefins and can provide a wider range of N-alkyl amides and amines?

  7. What is the shelf life of Normal Alpha Olefins?

  8. I am interested in producing dry or high active alpha olefin sulfonate (AOS). What are my alternatives?

  9. Regarding alpha olefin dimerization, most of the literature I've read discloses catalysts that produce branched dimers. However, my process requires a source of linear internal olefins. Could linear dimerization be used to satisfy my needs?

  10. I am interested in producing alkyl silanes. What can you tell me about this chemistry?

  11. I understand that normal alpha olefins are feedstocks used to prepare alkenyl succinic anhydrides (ASAs), and I wondered if you could tell me about derivatives I might make from ASAs.

  12. Attempts to prepare derivatives from your NAO 24-28 and 30+ wax fractions show reduced conversions and product selectivities. Can you suggest methods to improve these attributes?

 

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