Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2013

Publication Source

Lubricants

Abstract

Phosphate esters, thiophosphate esters and metal thiophosphates have been used as lubricant additives for over 50 years. While their use has been extensive, a detailed knowledge of how they work has been a much more recent development. In this paper, the use of phosphate esters and thiophosphate esters as anti-wear or extreme pressure additives is reviewed with an emphasis on their mechanism of action. The review includes the use of alkyl phosphates, triaryl phosphates and metal containing thiophosphate esters. The mechanisms of these materials interacting with a range of iron and steel based bearing material are examined.

Inclusive pages

132-148

ISBN/ISSN

2075-4442

Document Version

Published Version

Comments

The document available for download was published in an open-access journal and is made available here in compliance with publisher policies on self-archiving. Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

MDPI AG

Volume

1

Issue

4

Peer Reviewed

yes