Journal of Friction and Wear

, Volume 39, Issue 6, pp 535–538 | Cite as

Corrosive Action and Oxidation of Vegetable Oils Used in Lubricants

  • I. N. KavaliovaEmail author
  • F. A. Grigoriev


The results of the tests of corrosiveness and oxidative stability of vegetable oils are presented. It is shown that linseed and rapeseed oils have high levels of corrosiveness and oxidative stability. It is established that the basic mechanism of the corrosive action of oils on copper is the reaction with the metal of oil oxidation products with atmospheric oxygen. The anomalously high oxidative stability of linseed oil is related to the predominance of its polymerization processes over hydrolysis processes.


vegetable oil oxidative stability corrosion action 



This research was financially supported by the Belarusian Republican Foundation for Fundamental Research as part of project Т17-053.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Belyi Metal Polymer Research Institute, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (MPRI)GomelBelarus
  2. 2.Belarusian State University of TransportGomelBelarus

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