Polyalpha olefins

Poly Alpha Olefin or PAO is a 100% synthetic base oil stock used in the production of high performance lubricants. PAO's typically have a higher viscosity index than mineral oils and better oxidative stability- i.e.they are less likely to breakdown.. It is a synthetic hydrocarbon (SHC) that mimics the best hydrocarbon (branched) structure found in mineral oils.


FormsViscous, Liquid (clear), Colourless

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Metal working
  • Automotive
  • Lubricants
  • Personal care


  • Lubricants

Synonyms: POA, SpectraSyn Elite mPAO, SpectraSyn PAO, SpectrasSyn Plus PAO

CAS Number: 592-41-6