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Hydrocarbon Compositions of High Elongational Viscosity and Process for Making the Same

Abstract: 

The present invention comprises a hydrocarbon composition consisting essentially of a hydrocarbon and an ionic-association or coordination-complex polymer in an amount sufficient to increase and maintain the elongational viscosity of said composition at a level greater than that of said hydrocarbon alone; said polymer capable of disassociation upon application of a high shear to said composition and reassociation upon withdrawal of a high shear, and to the process for improving the elongational viscosity of hydrocarbons subjected to a high shear regime comprising adding to said hydrocarbon an ionic-association or coordination-complex polymer in amount sufficient to increase the elongational viscosity of said hydrocarbon.

Patent Number: 
4,731,096
Date Of Issue: 
03/15/1988
Inventors: 

Henry F. Hamil;W.D. Weatherford;George E. Fodor