MegaSupraMolecules™


Over more than a decade at Caltech, Fluid Efficiency's founding team focused on designing molecules to make fuels safer and easier to move.  The result is MegaSupraMolecules (MSMs), a suite of molecules that makes fuels safer, improves the viscosity index of lubricants, and makes oils easier to move through pipelines.

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MSMs are made up of smaller units ("long telechelic end-associative polymers") that self-assemble into very large supramolecules that improve the material properties of organic liquids.  The individual units are small enough to resist degradation even under high-temperature, high-shear conditions like engines and pumps.

 

Wei et al. (2015) Megasupramolecules for safer, cleaner fuel by end association of long telechelic polymers. Science, 350 (6256). pp. 72-75. ISSN 0036-8075.