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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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1.      Finkenstadt, V. L., Hendrixson, T. L. and Millane, R. P.  Models of xyloglucan binding to cellulose microfibrils.  Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry. 14(4&5):601-611. 1995.

 

2.      Finkenstadt, V. L. and Millane, R. P.  Crystal structure of Valonia cellulose Iβ.  Macromolecules. 31:7776-7783. 1998.

 

3.      Willett, J. L. and Finkenstadt, V. L.  Preparation of starch-graft-polyacrylamide copolymers by reactive extrusion.  Polymer Engineering and Science.  43(10):1666-1674. 2003.

 

4.      Finkenstadt, V. L. and Willett J. L.  Electroactive materials composed of starch. Journal of Polymers and the Environment.  12(2):43-46. 2004.

 

5.      Finkenstadt, V. L. and Willett, J. L.  A direct-current resistance technique for determining moisture content in native starches and starch-based plasticized materials. Carbohydrate Polymers.  55:149-154. 2004.

 

6.      Finkenstadt, V. L.  Natural polysaccharides as electroactive polymers.  Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 67:735-745. 2005.

 

7.      Finkenstadt, V. L. and Willett J. L.  Reactive extrusion of starch-polyacrylamide graft copolymers: effects of monomer/starch ratio and moisture content.  Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics. 206:1648-1652. 2005.

 

8.      Finkenstadt, V.L., and Willett, J.L. Characterization of functionalized electroactive biopolymers. In Advances in Biopolymers: Molecules, Clusters, Networks, and Interactions (Ed: M. L. Fishman, P. X. Qi, and L. Wicker). ACS Symposium Series 935: 256-261. 2006.

 

9.      Willett, J. L., and Finkenstadt, V. L.  Initiator effects in reactive extrusion of starch-polyacrylamide graft copolymers.  Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 99:52-58. 2006.

 

10.  Willett, J. L., and Finkenstadt, V. L.  Reactive extrusion of starch-polyacrylamide graft copolymers using various starches. Journal of Polymers and the Environment. 14:125-129. 2006.

 

11.  Finkenstadt, V. L., Liu, L. S., and Willett, J. L. Evaluation of poly(lactic acid) and sugar beet pulp green composites. Journal of Polymers and the Environment. 15(1):1-6. 2007

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12.  Liu, L. S., Finkenstadt, V. L., Liu, C. K., Coffin, D. R.,  Willett, J. L., Fishman, M. L. and Hicks, K. B. Green composites from sugar beet pulp and  poly(lactic acid): Structural and mechanical characterization. Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy 1:323–330. 2007.

 

13.  Finkenstadt, V. L., Liu, C. K., Evangelista, R., Liu, L. S. Cermak, S. C., Hojilla-Evangelista, M., and Willett, J. L. Poly(lactic acid) green composites using oilseed coproducts as fillers. Industrial Crops and Products 26(1):36–43. 2007.

 

14.  Liu, L. S., Finkenstadt, V. L., Liu, C. K., Jin, T., Fishman, M. L. and Hicks, K. B.  Preparation of poly(lactic acid) and pectin composite films intended for applications in antimicrobial packaging. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 106(2):801–810. 2007.

 

15.  Finkenstadt, V. L., Mohamed, A. A., Biresaw, G., and Willett, J. L. Mechanical properties of green composites with poly(caprolactone) and wheat gluten. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 110(4):2218-2226. 2008

 

16.  Mohamed, A. A., Finkenstadt, V. L., Gordon, S. H., Biresaw, G., Palmquist, D. L., and Rayas-Duarte, P. Thermal properties of extruded injection-molded polycaprolactone/gluten bioblends characterized by TGA, DSC, SEM and infrared-PAS. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 110(5):3256-3266. 2008.

 

17.  Finkenstadt, V. L., Liu, C. K., Cooke, P. H., Liu, L. S. and Willett, J. L. Mechanical property characterization of plasticized sugar beet pulp and poly(lactic acid) green composites using acoustic emission and confocal microscopy. Journal of Polymers and the Environment. 16(1):19-26. 2009

 

18.  Liu, L. S., Jin, T. Z., Finkenstadt, V. L., Liu, C.-K., Cooke, P. H., Coffin, D. R., Hicks, K. B., Samer, C. Antimicrobial packaging materials from poly(lactic acid) incorporated with pectin-Nisaplin® microparticles. J. Balk. Tribol. Assoc., 15(2):237− 252. 2009.

 

19.  Willett, J. L., Finkenstadt, V. L.  Comparison of cationic and unmodified starches in reactive extrusion of starch-polyacrylamide graft copolymers. Journal of Polymers and the Environment. 17(4):248-253. 2009.

 

     20.  Finkenstadt, V. L., Tisserat, B. Poly(lactic acid) and Osage Orange wood fiber composites for agricultural mulch films. Industrial Crops and Products. 31(2):316-320. 2010.

 

21.  Mohamed, A. A., Finkenstadt, V. L., Gordon, S. H., Palmquist, D. L. Thermal and mechanical properties of compression-molded pMDI-reinforced PCL/Gluten. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 118(5):2778-2790. 2010

 

22.  Finkenstadt, V. L., Cote, G. L., Willett, J. L. Corrosion protection of low-carbon steel using exopolysaccharide coatings from Leuconostoc mesenteroides. Biotechnology Letters. 33:1093-1100. 2011.

 

23.  Tisserat, B., Joshee, N., Mahapatra, A.K., Selling, G. W. and Finkenstadt, V.L. Physical and mechanical properties of extruded poly(lactic acid)-based Paulownia elongata biocomposites. Industrial Crops and Products. 44:88-96. 2013.

 

24.  Xu, J. and Finkenstadt, V.L. Rheological properties of reactive extrusion modified waxy starch and waxy starchpolyacrylamide copolymer gels. Starch/Staarke 65(11-12):984-990. 2013.

 

25.   Fanta, G.F., Finkenstadt, V.L., and Felker, F.C. Properties of extruded starch–poly (methyl acrylate) graft copolymers prepared from spherulites formed from amylose–oleic acid inclusion complexes. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. January 17, 2014. Online.

 


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