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Publication numberUS3428713 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 18, 1969
Filing dateJan 13, 1965
Priority dateJun 15, 1964
Also published asDE1545502A1, DE1545502B2, DE1545502C3
Publication numberUS 3428713 A, US 3428713A, US-A-3428713, US3428713 A, US3428713A
InventorsPhilip Lee Bartlett, Charles Bedford Biswell
Original AssigneeDu Pont
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Alkanol amine salts of phosphates
US 3428713 A
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United States Patent 3,428,713 ALKANOL AMINE SALTS OF PHOSPHATES Philip Lee Bartlett, Wilmington, Del., and Charles Bedt'ord Biswell, Woodstown, N.J., assignors to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Wilmington, Del., a corporation of Delaware No Drawing. Continuation-impart of application Ser. No. 375,357, June 15, 1964. This application Jan. 13, 1965, Ser. N 0. 425,329 US. Cl. 260-924 4 Claims Int. Cl. C07f 9/08; C10l1/26 ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE Alkanol amine salts of alkyl acid ortho-phosphates are used as anti-stalling agents for gasoline.

This application is a continuation-in-part of our application Ser. No. 375,357 filed June 15, 1964, now abandoned.

This invention is directed to novel alkanol amine salts of alkyl acid phosphates and to improved gasoline compositions containing alkanol amine salts of alkyl acid phosphates as additives.

A common occurrence in the operation of an internal combustion engine is frequent engine stalling in climates where high humidity is common with temperatures between about 30 F. and 60 F. This stalling is attributed to the formation of ice particles in the carburetor, especially on the throttle plate and surrounding body walls. The formation of ice in the carburetor, known as carburetor icing, is caused by a temperature reduction in the metal parts of the carburetor as the fuel vaporizes. This lower metal temperature in turn causes the moisture in the air coming into the carburetor to condense and freeze at the edge of the throttle plate and on the air bleeds of the carburetor. Ice formation at the edge of the throttle plate reduces the flow of air to the engine thereby causing the engine to stall. On the other hand, ice formation on the air bleeds or venturi causes the engine to stall from excessively rich mixtures of gasoline.

Ice formation also occurs in the emulsion tube type carburetor which is used extensively in foreign-make cars. This type of carburetor comprises an emulsion tube in which the air and gasoline are mixed, metered and then carbureted. Ice initially forms at the air correction inlet of the emulsion tube and eventually causes the engine to stall.

Frequent engine stalling also results from operating conditions existing in heavy stop-and-go trafiic when the engine is often operating at idling speeds. The reason for the engine to stall in such traflic is due mainly to accumulation of foreign materials on the walls of the carburetor throttle body which is below the closed portion of the throttle plate. Foreign materials are able to enter the carburetor at idling speeds because the air filter at such speeds is relatively ineffective. Most contaminants or foreign materials which enter the carburetor at idling speeds are those thrown out of the engine through the crankcase blowby. These contaminants remain trapped under the hood while the car is stopped and easily enter the carburetor while the engine is idling. Other sources of contaminants are exhaust fumes from the car ahead and the normal smoke and dust which accumulate in the air as a result of heavytraflic conditions. A common remedy used to eliminate this problem is the adjustment of the engine to higher idling speeds. The action, however, is uneconomical since it wastes gasoline.

It is, therefore, an object of the present invention to provide novel alkanol amine salts of alkyl acid phosphates.

3,428,713 Patented Feb. 18, 1969 lCC It is another object of the present invention to provide an improved distillate fuel composition which reduces engine stalling by preventing ice formation in the carburetor and by maintaining a clean carburetor free from carbonaceous deposit.

More specifically, the present invention is directed to novel salts of primary alkyl acid orthophosphates wherein each esterifying alkyl group contains 8 to 16 carbon atoms and an alkanol amine having either the structure RRNGHzCH-CH:

wherein R and R may be hydrogen, alkyl, cycloalkyl, phenyl and alkyl phenyl wherein R and R have a sum total of from 8 to 24 carbon atoms, or

wherein R" is an alkyl, cycloalkyl, phenyl, or aralkyl hydrocarbon radical of from 6 to 25 carbon atoms and R' is either a hydroxy ethyl or hydroxy propyl radical.

The present invention is also directed to a normally liquid hydrocarbon distillate fuel containing as an antistall additive an effective amount of the hereinbefore described alkanol amine salt.

The amine salts of the present invention may be prepared according to any of the methods known to the art. For instance, the amine salt may be prepared by neutralizing the alkyl acid phosphate with the amine. Normally a molecule of amine is used for each molecule of the phosphate to produce a salt exerting a substantially neutral pH. The prefered salt of this invention is the bis(2-hydroxyethyl) n-dodecyl amine salt of an approximately equimolar mixture of di-oxo-tridecyl hydrogen phosphate and mono-oxo-tridecyl dihydrogen phosphate which is commonly referred to as the C alkyl diethanolamine salt of the mixed monoand di-tridecyl acid phosphate. Other preferred salts of the present invention are the N-(2,3-dihydroxypropyl) tert.-dodecylamine salt of an approximately equimolar mixture of dioxo-tridecyl hydrogen phosphate and mono-oxotridecyl dihydrogen phosphate, the bis(Z-hydroxyethyl) cocoa amine salt of an approximately equimolar mixture of di-oxo-octyl hydrogen phosphate and mono-oxo-octyl dihydrogen phosphate, and the bis(Z-hydroxyethyl) cocoa amine salt of an approximately equimolar mixture of di-oxo-tridecyl hydrogen phosphate and mono-oxo-tridecyl dihydrogen phosphate.

The primary alkyl acid esters of orthophosphoric acid (acid phosphates) will be understood to be those esters in which only 1 or 2 of the three acidic hydrogen atoms of orthophosphoric acid have been replaced by alkyl groups, i.e., the monoalkyl dihydrogen phosphates and the dialkyl hydrogen phosphates. Such esters may be obtained according to the general methods of the art which involve reacting an alcohol with phosphorus pentoxide (P 0 From about 2 to about 4 moles of the alcohol maybe used per mole of P 0 Preferably, about 3 moles of the alcohol per mole of P 0 will be used to yield approximately equimolar mixtures of the monoand dialkyl esters of orthophosphoric acid, that is, from about 40 to about 60 mole percent of the monoalkyl esters and the remainder of the dialkyl esters. These mixtures of monoand dialkyl esters are preferred for reasons of economy, but other mixtures, as well as the monoalkyl esters and dialkyl esters individually, may also be used in forming the amine salts of this invention. The esters can be separated from the mixtures in which they are prepared by conventional means known in the art.

For the preparation of these primary alkyl acid phosphates, the alcohol is a branched or straight-chain primary alkanol having 8 to 16 carbon atoms or a mixture of two or more straight or branched chains or mixtures of straight and branched chain alkanols. The branched chain alkanols are preferably those made by the well-known Oxo-process from 00, H and a branched chain olefin such as the C -C monoolefinic polymers and interpolymers of propylene and butylene, as described, for example, in US. Patents 2,824,836 and 2,884,379. Examples of preferred xo-alcohols that may be used are isooctyl alcohol from the propylene-butylene dimer, branched tridecyl primary alcohols from triisobutylene and from tetrapropylene, and the branched hexadecyl primary alcohols from pentapropylene. Other branched chain primary alkanols that can be used are those that may be prepared by alkaline condensation of two primary alkanols, having the structure RCH CH OH wherein -R is an alkyl of from 2 to 6 carbon atoms, to produce primary alkanols branched in the 2-position such as RCH OH CHRCH OH For example, 2-hexyldecanol-l is produced by heating noctanol with caustic and zinc dust, and similarly, 2-ethylhexanol-l is prepared from butanol-l, as more fully described in U.S. Patent 2,457,866. Other alcohols that may be prepared by the latter method and other methods known in the art and used to prepare phosphates according to the present invention are of the formula wherein R is the same or different alkyl group, each alkyl group having from 2 to 6 carbon atoms. The branched alcohols may also be prepared by the conventional aldolization of suitable aldehydes followed by hydrogenation. 'In this way, the well-known Oxo-octaldehyde, which is obtained from heptene-l, CO and H and which is a mixture consisting very largely of dimethylhexaldehydes, ethylhexaldehydes, and methylheptaldehydes containing the grouping CH CH=O, is converted into 2-hexyldecanol, lR CHRCHZOH, wherein :R stands for C alkyl groups, such as dimethylbutyl, methylpentyl and ethylbutyl, and R stands for C alkyl groups such as dimethylhexyl, ethylhexyl and trimethylpentyl groups. The straightchain primary al-kanols are readily available commercially. Examples of such straight-chain alcohols are octanol, nonanol, decanol, dodecanol, tridecanol, tetradecanol and hexadecanol.

The preferred alkyl acid phosphates utilized in this invention are the monoand dialkyl acid phosphates wherein the alkyl group is either isooctyl, 2-ethylhexyl, tridecyl or hexadecyl.

The amines which are utilized to produce the novel salts of the alkyl acid phosphates of this invention are alkanol amines of two diiferent classifications.

The first class, designated as (A), has the following structural formula OH H wherein R and R can be hydrogen, alkyl, cycloalkyl, phenyl, or alkylphenyl. The total number of carbon atoms present in the IR and R substituents must be from 8 to 24. Representative examples of the alkyl and cycloalkyl radicals are ethyl, butyl, hexyl, n-octyl, tert.-octyl, ndodecyl, tert.-dodecyl, hexadecyl, the mixed C to C tertiary-alkyl fractions, cyclohexyl, cyclooctyl and cyclodecyl. Examples of the alkylphenyl radicals are p-octylphenyl, p-decylphenyl, and p-dodecylphenyl. The alkanol amines of this class may be obtained by any of the methods known in the art. For example, they are easily obtained by the reaction of the appropriate amine, RRNH, with 3-chloropropanediol-l,2,

The preferred amines of this class are the amines wherein R is hydrogen and R is n-dodecyl, tert.-dodecyl, and tert.-C -C alkyl, or wherein both R and R are butyl radicals.

The second class of amines, designated as class (B), has the following structural formula RII,N( ,RIII)2 wherein R" is an alkyl, cycloalkyl, phenyl, or aralkyl hydrocarbon radical of from 6 to 25 carbon atoms such as octyl, isooctyl, decyl, dodecyl, tridecyl, tetradecyl, hexadecyl, octadecyl, the mixed C to C alkyl fractions from cocoa amine, cyclohexyl, cyclodecyl, cyclooctadecyl, phenyl, or octylbenzyl, hexylbenzyl, decylbenzyl and octadecylbenzyl. R' is either a hydroxy ethyl radical or hydroxy propyl radical. This class of alkanol amines is easily prepared by the reaction of one mole of the appropriate amine, R N'H with 2 moles of ethylene oxide or propylene oxide. Another route for the preparation of this class of amines, wherein R' is hydroxy ethyl, is the reaction of the alkyl or aralkyl chloride, -R"Cl, with diethanol amine, [HN(CH CH OH) The preferred amines of this class are of the formula wherein R" is n-dodecyl, octadecyl, cyclohexyl, octadecylbenzyl or derived from a naturally occurring fatty oil having 8 to 18 carbon atoms such as coconut oil.

In the improved distillate fuels of this invention the amount of the alkanol amine salt of the alkyl ester phosphate added to the gasoline is not critical as long as the amount is sufficient to improve the anti-stalling characteristics of the gasoline. The preferred amount of the salt added to the gasoline is from about 0.0003% to about 0.02% by weight based on the weight of the distillate fuel.

Naturally, the gasoline compositions of this invention may contain all the additives incorporated in modern gasoline in addition to the subject alkanol amine phosphate salts. Such additives as anti-knock agents, anti-oxidants, dyes, and metal deactivators do not effect the performance of the salts of this invention and are compatible in gasoline with the subject anti-stalling additive.

When the salt is to be used as an anti-stalling additive in gasoline, it is preferred to dissolve the salt in a solvent such as methanol, kerosene, or xylene in sufficient concentration to make a 50 to by weight solution of the salt. Such a concentrate provides a convenient means for handling the salt and facilitates the blending of the Salt composition into the base gasoline.

For a clearer understanding of the present invention, the following specific examples are given. These examples are intended to be illustrative of the present invention and not in limitation thereof in any respect. All parts are by weight unless otherwise specified.

EXAMPLE I Preparation of alkanol amine phosphate salts (A) Preparation of the alkyl acid phosphate-Phosphorous pentoxide (P 0 in the amount of 142 grams (1 mole), was gradually stirred into 600 grams (3 moles) of Oxo-tridecyl alcohol. During the addition of the P 0 the temperature was allowed to rise to about 65 C. The reaction mass was thereafter maintained at about 65 C. by external cooling. After the P 0 had been added, the reaction mass was stirred at a temperature of about 65 C. for 12 hours.

(B) Neutralization of acid phosphate with the amine component.N (2,3 dihydroxy-propyl) tert. dodecylamine, i.e., tert.-dodecyl NH--CH CHOHCH OH, in an amount of 518 grams (2 moles) was added dropwise to the reaction mixture prepared by procedure A while the temperature was maintained between 60 and 70 C. The mixture was stirred for a few hours at 6070 C., completing the mixing and neutralizing reactions, thereby forming the N-(2,3-dihydroxypropyl) tert.-dodecylamine salt of an approximately equimolar mixture of di-oxo-tridecyl hydrogen phosphate and mono-oxo-tridecyl dihydrogen phosphate.

The reaction mass was diluted with kerosene to provide an 80% by weight solution of said neutralized product. Alternatively, a lower alcohol such as methanol may be employed as diluent to provide a highly fluid additive for distillate fuels.

In another procedure to form the subject amine salts, the amine may be added in the neutralization step as a kerosene or methanol solution, whereby the above salt product is obtained directly as a freely mobile solution, e.g., 80% by weight in the diluent.

Since the method used to prepare the alkyl acid phosphates of this invention results in a mixture of the monoand dihydrogen phosphates, it is most preferred commercially to use this mixture in the preparation of the amine salts. The resulting alkanol amine salt mixture can then be used directly as a gasoline additive.

However, if specific alkanol amine salts of this invention are desired instead of the mixture, they are prepared by first separating the monohydrogen phosphate from the dihydrogen phosphate, and thereafter reacting the isolated acid phosphate with a specific alkanol amine. The separation of .the monohydrogen phosphate from the dihydrogen phosphate is accomplished by conventional techniques. For example, the di-oxo-tridecyl hydrogen phosphate is separated and recovered from the mono oxo tridecyl hydrogen phosphate of this example by techniques used and described in US. Patents 2,818,421 and 2,854,468. The separated di-oxo-tridecyl hydrogen phosphate is then reacted with N-(2,3-dihydroxypropyl)tert. dodecylamine to form the corresponding amine salt free from significant amounts of the amine salt of the dihydrogen phosphate. The amine salt of the dihydrogen phosphate is similarly prepared by reacting the mono'oxo-tridecyl dihydrogen phosphate with N (2,3 dihydroxypropyl)tert. dodecylamine.

Repeating the above procedures A and B with other dihydroxyl alkyl substituted amines and other alkyl acid phosphates as tabulated below in Table I, the corresponding salt additives of this invention were prepared.

TABLE I.DIHYDROXYALKYL AMINE SALT COMPONENTS Alkanol Amine (A) RRNCHaCH(OH)CHi0H I Acid Phosphates s tert.-dodecyl tridecyl 3 2, 4-dimethylphenyl Do. n-dodecyl Do. cyclohexyl. cyclohexyl Do. p-d0decylphenyl Do. ethyl eyclohexyl Do. H tern-C 0 alkyl D0.

mixed fraction. phenyl Do. n-but Do.

tOIlL'dOdECYI isooctylfi H tert.-dodecyl hexadecyl.

(B) RIIN(RHI)2 RI! RI]! n-dodecyl CHzCHnOH tridecyl. phenyl H CH 0 Do. n-octadecyl Do. alkyl from tallow Do. n-octadecyl benzyl Do. cyclo exyl Do. n-dodecyl benzyl Do. n-dodecyl lsodecyl alkyl from cocoa Do.

Do 012-010 alkyl mixed fraction. Do CHZCHZOH di-(Z-ethylhexyl). Do CHzOHzOH l hexadecyl. Do. CHzCHcOH tridecyl. cyclohexyl CHqOH(OH )OH. Do. phenyl... CH2OH(OH3)OH Do. n-dodecyL. OH2CH(GHB)OH Do. n-dodecyl benzyL. CHzCH(OH3)0H- Do.

1 Unless otherwise stated, a mixture of the monoand dlester. 2 Tridecyl and isooctyl in this table refer to those groups present in oxo-tridecyl and oxo-octyl alcohols.

EXAMPLE II Gasoline samples containing the alkanol amine phosphate salts of the present invention were prepared for testing in an internal combustion engine. The tests were made to determine the elfect of the additives of the Reid vapor pressure p.s.i 13.0 ASTM distribution (D86), F.

Initial boiling point 75 10% 1 50% 90% 339 End point 406 The following is a brief discussion of the test procedures and equipment used to evaluate these samples.

Anti-icing Test The anti-stalling properties of the alkanol amine phosphate salts of the present invention were demonstrated in a 6-cylinder Chevrolet engine having a horsepower rating of 86 at 3400 r.p.m. and a displacement of 216.5 cu. in. Two types of carburetors were employed in the tests, (a) a throttle plate carburetor and (b) an emulsion tube type. The test conditions were as follows:

Carburetor Type Throttle Emulsion Plate Tube Intake air, F 38-40 34-36 Relative humidity, percent 98-100 98-100 Engine load, horsepower--. 10 15 Engine speed, r p m l 1, 500 3 l, 500 Idle speed, r.p.m 350 Fuel temp. to carburetor, F 50-55 50-55 I At high speed. 1 Initially.

(a) Throttle plate carburetor The operating time of the engine was varied at the conditions described above, using the time required for stalling as a measure of the fuels tendency to cause or prevent stalling due to carburetor icing. All runs were started after soaking the throttle plate with methanol for 0.5 minute at a temperature of 40 F. The operating time selected for the engine depended on the ice-forming tendencies of the fuel. Operating times at the 1500 r.p.m. engine speed were usually in the 0.5-1.5 minute range for uninhibited base fuels. At the end of the 1500 r.p.m. portion of the operating cycle, the throttle was cut back to idle position. If no stall occurred within 30 seconds at idle the run was repeated for a longer period at 1500 rpm. until a time was found when the engine stalled within 30 seconds after converting back to idle. The anti-stall rating or stall time of a gasoline was defined as the longest 1500 r.p.m. run (to the nearest 0.25 minute) followed by a complete 30 second idle period without stalling. A stall time of 3 or more minutes was considered excellent performance.

(b) Emulsion tube carburetor A Solex, Model No. 32 PBICA, single barrel down draft carburetor adapted to 12" extension of 1 /2" pipe on intake manifold was substituted for the throttle plate carburetor described above and the engine was operated under the conditions listed above. Under these conditions, using the emulsion type carburetor, the engine does not stall completely. The engine is operated for 20 minutes at an initial speed of 1500 r.p.m., and the reduction in engine speed is taken as a measure of the effectiveness of the anti-icing agent. A reduction of not more than 50 r.p.m. on operating for 20 minutes is considered excellent anti-icing performance.

For the purposes of demonstrating the effectiveness of the subject additives, tests were made on gasolines both with and without the additive. Tests with the base fuel without an additive resulted in a stall time of 0.25 minute using the throttle plate carburetor, and a reduction in engine r.p.m. after 20 minutes to 900 r.p.m. using the emulsion tube carburetor. The results of tests where gasoline contained effective anti-stalling amounts of the alkanol amine salts of the present invention are listed below in Table II. 1

TABLE II.ANTI-ICING TESTS Additive (80= soln. by wt. in Kerosene) Throttle Plate Emulsion Tube Weight percent Carburetor Carburetor (A) RR'NCH2CH(OH)CH2OH Additive Stall Time Engine Speed R R Acid Phosphate in Fuel in Minutes Final r.p.m.

H tert.dodeey1 tridecyl 0.002 0. 004 0.008 0.012

H 2,4-dimethylphenyL 0.006 H n-dodeeyl 0. 006 cyclohexyl. cyclohexyl do 0.006 H p-dodecylphenyl 0. 004 0 012 ethyl cyclohexyl do 0.006 E term-01 432 alkyl mixed fraction do 0.006 0. 016

ethyl phenyl do 0.006 n-butyl n-butyl -do 0. 003 0. 004 0. 004

H tert.-dodecyl lsooctyl 0.002 0. 004

H tert.-dodecyl hexadecyl 0. 004 0.016

BUNCH/")2 n-dodecyl CHQGHZOH tridecyl... 0.001 0.002 0. 003 0. 004

phenyl CH2OH2CH fi 0.006 n-oetadecyl OH2CH2OH -do 0. 004 0. 016

alkyl from tallow CHZCHZOH d0 0. 008 n-octadecylhexyl CHzCHzOH. do 0.006 cyclohexyl CHzCHzOH .do 0. 002 0. 004 0. 004

n-dodecylbenzyl CH2CH2OH" rlfl 8. 80% 0101s n-dodeeyl CHzCHzOH isodecyl 0.006 alkyl from cocoa GHjOHiOH isooctyl 0.002 0. 004

D0 CHzCHzOH 012-010 alkyl O. 004 mixed fraction 0. 012

D0 CHzCHzOH di-(2-ethyl-hexyl) 0. 004

Do CHilCHflOH hexadeeyl 0.002 1, 400

OHzCHgOH tridecyl 0. 004 cyclohexyl CHzOH(OHa)OH ..d0 0.001 0.002 0. 004

n-dodecyl CHzCH(CHa)OH 0.002 0.003 0. 004 0.008

Unless otherwise stated, a mixture of the monoand diester.

In addition to possessing the unique property of preventing stalling in engines having an emulsion tube carburetor, the novel alkanol amine salts of the present invention are also very eflective in the use with the con- Comparison tests under the same operating conditions as described above were made to illustrate the eifect of various unsubstituted amine phosphate salts on engine stalling. The results are set forth in Table III below.

TABLE IIL-ANTI-ICING TESTS Additive (80% soln. by wt. in Solvent) Wt. percent Emulsion Tube Addi Mixture of monoand diesters unless indicated otherwise.

It can be seen from the above Table III that there is a considerable loss in r.p.m. when unsubstituted amine phosphate salts are used in contrast to the alkanol amine phosphate salts of Table II. This effect is in most cases intensified with greater amount of additive used.

In addition, the alkanol amine salts of the present invention have shown superiority over the unsubstituted amine salts in tests with the conventional throttle plate carburetor. For example, using a commercial gasoline where 10 represented bright and shiny and 0 represented very heavy black deposits. The base fuel used was the same as that used for the anti-icing tests described above.

Comparative inspection of the leaflets from the carburetor after the engine was operated on the base gasoline with those leaflets from the carburetor after the engine was operated on gasoline containing an additive of the present invention demonstrates the effective cleaning power of the subject additives. Results of these comparahaving a mid-boiling point of 231 F. as the base fuel, tive tests are showninT able IV below.

TABLE IV.CARBURETOR DETERGENCY Additive (80% Soln. by Wt. in Kerosene) Wt. percent Carburetor (A) RRN-CH2CH(OH)CH2OH Additive Detergency Acid Phosphate in Fuel Rating R R Base gasoline 5. 6 H tert.-dodeeyl tridecyl. 0. 004 9. 5 H tertu-(hg-Gn alkyi mixed fraction 0.004 8.4

0. 006 9. 0 Fl n-dodecy do 0. 004 9. 1 H p-dodecylphenyl do 0. 004 7. 8

0.006 9. 7 1T octadecyl do 0. 004 9. 5

0. 006 9. 9 butyl butyL 0. 004 9. 3

(B) RIIN(RIII)2 RI! R!!! octadecyl benzyl CH2CH20H- do 0. 004 9. 0 u-dodecyl CHnCHzOH do 0. 002 9. 3

0.003 9. 9 octadecyl CHzCHzOH-- do 0. 004 9. 2 alkyl derived from tallow CHzCHzOH- do 0. 004 9. 8 cyelohexyi CH2CH(CH3) 011 do g n-dodecyl CHzCH(CH.-;)O do 0.012 9. 6

*Mixture of mono and diesters of tridecyl acid phosphate.

a stall time of 3 minutes in the throttle plate carburetor was reached by using 0.008 wt. percent (80% active ingredient) of the 2-ethyl hexylamine salt of tridecyl acid phosphate, While only 0.0016 -wt. percent (80% active ingredient) of the n-dodecyldiethanol amine salt of tridecyl acid phosphate was required to obtain the same stall time of 3 minutes in the throttle plate carburetor.

The alkanol amine salts of the present invention also exhibit excellent carburetor detergency properties. Although the detergency test, as described below, was carried out with a throttle plate carburetor, it is also applicable to an engine with an emulsion tube carburetor.

Carburetor detergency test The carburetor detergency properties of the alkanol amine phosphate salts of the present invention may be demonstrated using a Lausen test engine equipped with a Tillotsen carburetor modified by inserting removable leaflets around the throttle plate. Throughout the test, a portion of the exhaust gases of a second single cylinder engine running at a constant 2500 r.p.m. was introduced into the test carburetor. The test engine was cycled one minute at open throttle under dynamometer load and then for two minutes at idle of 1100:100 r.p.m. for a period of two hours. At the conclusion of the test the leaflets were removed and rated on the scale from 1 to 10 It can be seen from the foregoing table that high carburetor detergency ratings were obtained with very small amounts of the alkanoi amine phosphate salt additive present in the gasoline.

It is to be understood that the preceding examples are representative and that said examples may be varied within the scope of the total specification, as understood by one skilled in the art, to produce essentially the same results.

As many apparently widely diiferent embodiments of this invention may be made without departing from the spirit and scope thereof it is to be' understood that this invention is not limited to the specific embodiments thereof except as defined in the appended claims.

The embodiments of the invention in which an exclusive property or privilege is claimed are defined as follows:

1. A salt of a tridecyl acid orthophosphate and N-(2,3- dihydroxypropyl) tert.-dodecylamine.

2. A salt of a tridecyl acid orthophosphate and bis(2- hydroxyethyl) n-dodecylamine.

3. A salt of an octyl acid orthophosphate and bis(2- hydroxyethyl) cocoa amine.

4. A salt of a tridecyl acid orthophosphate and bis(2- hydroxyethyl) cocoa amine.

(References on following page) 3,428,713 1 1 References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS R. L. RAYMOND, Assistant Examiner.

6/1964 Seiler 260-924 X 4/1966 Hwa et a1. 260--925 X 10/1953 Ernst et a1 260-924 X 5 44.42; 260-925, 584, 583, 563, 573, 570.9

6/1967 Popkin 260-924 x CHARLES B. PARKER, Primary Examiner.

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U.S. Classification558/208, 558/133, 987/232, 558/114, 987/228, 44/381
International ClassificationC07F9/12, C07F9/11, C10L1/26, C07F9/08
Cooperative ClassificationC07F9/08, C07F9/11, C07F9/12, C10L1/2658, C10L1/2641
European ClassificationC07F9/12, C07F9/08, C10L1/26B1, C10L1/26B3, C07F9/11