Preparation and tribological study of biodegradable lubrication films on Si substrate

Shih Chen Shi, Teng Feng Huang, Jhen Yu Wu

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A novel method for preparing eco-biodegradable lubricant based on hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) via hydration process is demonstrated. The smooth and homogeneous HPMC coating has a uniform thickness (~35 μm). It has been demonstrated that the preparation parameters play a critical role in controlling the lubricating behavior of the coating; in addition, excess HPMC and water concentration suppress the tribology properties. Nevertheless, a remarkable friction-reduction and anti-wear performance has been obtained. Impressively, the preparation parameter of 5% HPMC + 30 mL water significantly improves lubricant performance and durability. A simple approach for the water-degradability evaluation of HPMC is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1738-1751
Number of pages14
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)


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