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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Key Publications
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Patents

1.            Isbell, T.A. and Cermak, S.C.  Method for the Development of delta-Lactones and Hydroxy Acids from Unsaturated Fatty Acids and Their Glycerides.  U.S. Patent 6,022,982.  February 8, 2000.

 

2.            Cermak, S.C. and Isbell, T.A.  Biodegradable Oleic Estolide Ester Having Saturated Fatty Acid End Group Useful as Lubricant Base Stock.  U.S. Patent 6,316,649 B1. November 13, 2001.

 

3.            Jackson, M.A. and Cermak, S.C.  A Method For Synthesis of Ketones From Plant Oils.  U.S. Patent 2013/0190535 A1.  July 25, 2013.

 

Papers

1.            Cermak, S.C. and Isbell, T.A.  Synthesis of -Stearolactone from Oleic Acid.  J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc. 77:243-248.  2000.

 

2.            Cermak, S.C. and Isbell, T.A.  Synthesis of Estolides from Oleic and Saturated Fatty Acids.  J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc. 78:557-565.  2001.

 

3.            Cermak, S.C. and Isbell, T.A.  Pilot Plant Distillation of Meadowfoam Fatty Acids.  Ind. Crops Prod. 15:145-154.  2002.

 

4.            Cermak, S.C. and Isbell, T.A.  Physical Properties of Saturated Estolides and Their 2-Ethylhexyl Esters.   Ind. Crops Prod. 16:119-127.  2002.

 

5.            Cermak, S.C. and Isbell, T.A.  Synthesis and Physical Properties of Estolide-Based Functional Fluids.  Ind. Crops Prod. 18:183-196.  2003.

 

6.            Cermak, S.C. and Isbell, T.A.  Improved Oxidative Stability of Estolide Esters.  Ind. Crops Prod. 18:223-230.  2003.

 

7.            Cermak, S.C. and Isbell, T.A.  Synthesis and Physical Properties of Cuphea-Oleic Estolides and Esters.  J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc. 81:297-303.  2004.

 

8.            Cermak, S.C. and Isbell, T.A.  Estolides - The Next Bio-Based Functional Fluid.  Inform. 15:515-517.  2004.

 

9.            Cermak, S.C., Isbell, T.A., Isbell, J.E., Akerman, G.G., Lowery, B.A., and Deppe, A.B.  Batch drying of cuphea seeds.  Ind. Crops Prod. 21:353-359.  2005.

 

10.          Cermak, S.C., Brandon, K.B., and Isbell, T.A.  Synthesis and Physical Properties of estolides from Lesquerella and Castor Fatty Esters.  Ind. Crops Prod.  23:54-64.  2006.

 

11.          Cermak, S.C., Skender, A.L., Deppe, A.B., and Isbell, T.A.  Synthesis and Physical Properties of Tallow-Oleic Estolide 2-Ethylhexyl Esters.  J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc.  84:449-456.  2007.

 

12.          Cermak, S.C., John, A.L., and Evangelista, R.L.,  Enrichment of Decanoic Acid in Cuphea Fatty Acids via Molecular Distillation.  Ind. Crops Prod.  26:93-99. 2007.

 

13.          Cermak, S.C., Biresaw, G., and Isbell, T.A.  Comparison of a New Estolide Oxidative Stability Package.  J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc.  85:879-885.  2008.

 

14.          Cermak, S.C. and Isbell, T.A.  Synthesis and Physical Properties of Mono-Estolides with Varying Chain Lengths.  Ind. Crops Prod.  29:205-213.  2009.

 

15.          Cermak, S.C., Isbell, T.A., Evangelista, R.L., and Johnson, B.L.  Synthesis and Physical Properties of Petroselinic Based Estolide Esters.  Ind. Crops Prod.  33:132-139.  2011.

 

16.          Cermak, S.C., Biresaw, G., Isbell, T.A., Evangelista, R.L. and Murray, R.  New crop oils – properties as potential lubricants. Ind. Crops Prod. 44:232-239.  2013.

 

17.          Cermak, S.C., Bredsguard, J.W., John, B.L., McCalvin, J.S., Thompson, T., Isbell, K.N., Feken, K.A., Isbell, T.A., and Murray, R.  Synthesis and physical properties of new estolide esters.  Ind. Crops Prod. 46:386-391.  2013.

 

18.          Cermak, S.C., Bredsguard, J.W., John, B.L., Thompson, K., Thompson, T., Isbell, K.N., Feken, K.A., Isbell, T.A., and Murray, R.  Physical properties of low viscosity estolide 2-ethylhexyl esters.  J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc. 90:1895-1902.  2013.

 

Book Chapters and Proceedings

19.          Cermak, S.C.  Estolides – Biobased Lubricants  “Surfactants in Tribology” Volume 2, G. Biresaw and K. L. Mittal, Editors, Boca Raton, FL. CRC Press, pp. 269-320.  2011. 

 

20.          Cermak, S.C., Evangelista, R.L. and Kenar, J.A.  Distillation of natural fatty acids and their chemical derivates.  “Distillation - Advances from Modeling to Applications", Editor, Sina Zereshki, Rijeka, Croatia, ISBN 979-953-307-625-5. Publisher: InTech, pp. 109-140. March, 2012.

 

21.          Cermak, S.C. and Evangelista, R.L.  Lubricants and Functional Fluids from Lesquerella Oil.  “Surfactants in Tribology” Volume 3, G. Biresaw and K. L. Mittal, Editors, Boca Raton, FL. CRC Press, pp. 195-226. 2013.

 

22.          Cermak, S. C., Biresaw, G., Isbell, T. A., Evangelista, R. L., Vaughn, S. F. and Murray, R.  Lubrication Properties of New Crop Oils.  Proceedings of the STLE Annual Meeting &  Exhibition, May 5-9, 2013, Detroit, MI, 2013.


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