Linear Alpha Olefins

Overview

Below you will find information on Linear Alpha Olefin (LAO) products. Documentation for all products is accessible via our "VIEW OUR PRODUCT RANGE" link. For any additional technical information, please e-mail us at oligomersinfo@ineos.com.

Linear alpha olefins (LAO) find application in a wide variety of end uses including:

  • Comonomers for polyethylene
  • Synthetic lubricants
  • Surfactant intermediates
  • Base oil for synthetic drilling fluids 
  • Lubricant additives

With manufacturing facilities in Canada and Belgium, INEOS Oligomers is one of the largest merchant suppliers of alpha olefins.

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Hexene

(1-Hexene, Alpha Olefin C6)

1-Hexene is a clear, water-white mobile liquid. Like all the INEOS Oligomers alpha olefins it is produced using a modified Ziegler ethylene chain growth technology. 

1-Hexene enters into all reactions typical of alpha olefins. It can be used as a comonomer in polyolefins and as an intermediate in the production of oxo alcohols, hexyl mercaptans, organic aluminum compounds and synthetic fatty acids.

Octene

(1-Octene, Alpha Olefin C8)

1-Octene is a clear, water-white mobile liquid. Like all the INEOS Oligomers alpha olefins it is produced using a modified Ziegler ethylene chain growth technology. The product is 99+% olefinic.

1-Octene enters into all reactions typical of alpha olefins. It can be used as a comonomer in polyolefins and as an intermediate in the production of oxo alcohols, octyl mercaptans, amines, organic aluminum compounds, synthetic fatty acids and hydrogenated oligomers.

Decene

(1-Decene, Alpha Olefin C10)

1-Decene is a clear, water-white mobile liquid. Like all the INEOS Oligomers alpha olefins it is produced using a modified Ziegler ethylene chain growth technology. The product is 99+ percent olefinic.

1-Decene enters into all reactions typical of alpha olefins. It can be used as a comonomer in certain copolymers and as an intermediate in the production of epoxides, amines, oxo alcohols, synthetic lubricants, synthetic fatty acids and alkylated aromatics.

Dodecene

(1-Dodecene, Alpha Olefin C12)

1-Dodecene is a clear, water-white mobile liquid. Like all the INEOS Oligomers alpha olefins it is produced using a modified Ziegler ethylene chain growth technology. The product is 99+ percent olefinic.

1-Dodecene enters into all reactions typical of alpha olefins. It can be used in the production of amines and amine oxides, mercaptans, oxo alcohols, alkylated aromatics, synthetic lubricants, epoxides and synthetic fatty acids.

Tetradecene

(1-Tetradecene, Alpha Olefin C14)

1-Tetradecene is a clear, water-white mobile liquid. Like all the INEOS Oligomers alpha olefins, it is produced using a modified Ziegler ethylene chain growth technology. The product is 99+ percent olefinic.

1-Tetradecene enters into all reactions typical of alpha olefins. It can be used in the production of amines and amine oxides, mercaptans, oxo alcohols, alkylated aromatics, alpha olefin sulfonates, synthetic lubricants, epoxides, tanning oils and synthetic fatty acids.

Olefins Blend

In addition to pure cut alpha olefins, INEOS Oligomers supplies several alpha olefin blends: C1214, C1416, C1618, C2024 and C20+ olefins.

Alpha olefin blends undergo all reactions typical of alpha olefins. They can be used in the production of amines and amine oxides, oxo alcohols, alkylated aromatics, epoxides, tanning oils, synthetic lubricants, lubricant additives, alpha olefin sulfonates and synthetic fatty acids.