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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Rogers E Harry-O`kuru
Bio-oils Research Unit
Research Chemist

Phone: (309) 681-6341
Fax: (309) 681-6524
Room 1200
1815 N UNIVERSITY ST
PEORIA, IL, 61604-0000

Projects
DEVELOPMENT AND UTILIZATION OF NEW OILSEED CROPS AND PRODUCTS
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 420042

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Lubricity characteristics for seed oils modified by acylation - (Book / Chapter) - (09-Jun-14)
Synthesis of formyl esters of vegetable oils: Milkweed, Pennycress and Soy - (Abstract Only)
Harry O Kuru, R.E., Biresaw, G., Evangelista, R.L. 2014. Synthesis of formyl esters of vegetable oils: Milkweed, Pennycress and Soy [abstract]. Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Annual Meeting & Exhibition. p. 139.
Mechanical, physical, thermal, & spectrophotometric properties of DDGS grains w/solubles, Paulownia wood, & pine wood reinforced high density polyethylene composites: effect of maleation, chemical ... mixing of fillers - (Book / Chapter) - (03-Oct-13)
Antioxidation behavior of milkweed oil 4-hydroxy-3-methyoxycinnamate esters in phospholipid bilayers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Evans, K.O., Harry-O'Kuru, R.E. 2013. Antioxidation behavior of milkweed oil 4-hydroxy-3-methyoxycinnamate esters in phospholipid bilayers. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. 90(11):1719-1727.
Mechanical properties of high density polyethylene--pennycress press cake composites - (Proceedings)
Reifschneider, L., Tisserat, B., Harry O Kuru, R.E. 2013. Mechanical properties of high density polyethylene--pennycress press cake composites. Proceedings of 71st ANTEC-Society of Plastics Engineers. 143:1986-1990.
The search for higher lubricant stability properties in modified vegetable oil derivatives - (Abstract Only)
Harry O Kuru, R.E., Biresaw, G. 2013. The search for higher lubricant stability properties in modified vegetable oil derivatives [abstract]. Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers. p. 130.
Mechanical and thermal properties of high density polyethylene – dried distillers grains with solubles composites - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tisserat, B., Reifschneider, L., Harry O Kuru, R.E., Finkenstadt, V.L. 2013. Mechanical and thermal properties of high density polyethylene – dried distillers grains with solubles composites. BioResources. 8(1):59-75.
The untold story of the common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca): A new industrial crop - (Abstract Only)
Harry O Kuru, R.E. 2012. The untold story of the common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca): A new industrial crop [abstract]. National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers.
Chemical modification of Sicklepod (Senna obtusifolia L) polysaccharides and rheological characterization of the derivatives - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harry O Kuru, R.E., Mohamed, A., Xu, J. 2012. Chemical modification of Sicklepod (Senna obtusifolia L) polysaccharides and rheological characterization of the derivatives. Industrial Crops and Products. xx.
Characteristics of polyhydroxy milkweed triglycerides and their acylated derivatives in relation to lubricity - (Proceedings)
Harry O Kuru, R.E., Biresaw, G., Cermak, S.C. 2012. Characteristics of polyhydroxy milkweed triglycerides and their acylated derivatives in relation to lubricity. Proceedings of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Annual Meeting & Expo. p. 112.
Glycerol citrate polyesters produced through microwave heating - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tisserat, B., Harry O Kuru, R.E., Hwang, H.-S., Mohamed, A.A., Holser, R.A. 2012. Glycerol citrate polyesters produced through microwave heating. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 125(5):3429-3437.
Introduction of starch into plastic films: Advent of starch in plastic - (Book / Chapter)
Harry O Kuru, R.E., Gordon, S.H. 2012. Introduction of starch into plastic films: Advent of starch in plastic. In: Ahmed, J., Tiwari, B.K., Imam, S.H., and Rao, M.A., editors. Starch-based Polymeric Materials and Nanocomposites Chemistry, Processing and Applications. New York, NY: CRC Press. p. 231-238.
Potential uses for cuphea oil processing byproducts and processed oils - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tisserat, B., Harry O Kuru, R.E., Cermak, S.C., Evangelista, R.L., Doll, K.M. 2012. Potential uses for cuphea oil processing byproducts and processed oils. Industrial Crops and Products. 35:111-120.
Effect of chemical modification on tribological properties - (Abstract Only)
Biresaw, G., Bantchev, G.B., Harry O Kuru, R.E., Cermak, S.C. 2011. Effect of chemical modification on tribological properties [abstract]. Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Annual Meeting. p. 119.
Investigation of some characteristics of polyhydroxy milkweed triglycerides and their acylated derivatives in relation to lubricity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harry O Kuru, R.E., Biresaw, G., Cermak, S.C., Gordon, S.H., Vermillion, K. 2011. Investigation of some characteristics of polyhydroxy milkweed triglycerides and their acylated derivatives in relation to lubricity. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 59(9):4725-4735.
Synthesis and characterization of corn oil polyhydroxy fatty acids designed as additive agent for many applications Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harry O Kuru, R.E., Mohamed, A., Xu, J., Sharma, B.K. 2011. Synthesis and characterization of corn oil polyhydroxy fatty acids designed as additive agent for many applications. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. 88(8)1211-1221.
Novel synthetic products from the common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca L) and their potential in the rural farm economy - (Abstract Only)
Harry O Kuru, R.E. 2010. Novel synthetic products from the common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca L) and their potential in the rural farm economy [abstract]. International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Meeting. p. 97.
Dehulling of Lesquerella Seeds for the Production of Gums and Oil - (Abstract Only)
Evangelista, R.L., Harry O Kuru, R.E. 2010. Dehulling of Lesquerella Seeds for the Production of Gums and Oil [abstract]. Annual Meeting and Expo of the American Oil Chemists' Society. p. 120.
A chemometric method for correcting FTIR spectra of biomaterials for interference from water in KBr discs - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gordon, S.H., Mohamed, A., Harry O Kuru, R.E., Imam, S.H. 2010. A chemometric method for correcting FTIR spectra of biomaterials for interference from water in KBr discs. Applied Spectroscopy. 64(4):448-457.
Processing scale-up of sicklepod (Senna obtusifolia L.) seed - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harry O Kuru, R.E., Mohamed, A. 2009. Processing scale-up of sicklepod (Senna obtusifolia L.) seed. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 57(7):2726-2731.
Phospholipids and poly(glutamic acid)/hydrolyzed gluten: interaction and kinetics - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mohamed, A., Harry O Kuru, R.E., Gordon, S.H., Palmquist, D.E. 2009. Phospholipids and poly(glutamic acid)/hydrolyzed gluten: interaction and kinetics. Food Chemistry. 114(3):1056-1062.
The common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca): A new industrial crop - (Abstract Only)
Harry O Kuru, R.E. 2008. The common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca): A new industrial crop [abstract]. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops Conference. p. 50.
Membrane recovery of phenolic acid co-products from biomass - (Abstract Only)
Holser, R.A., Harry O Kuru, R.E., Sarah Kate, B., Joy, P. 2008. Membrane recovery of phenolic acid co-products from biomass. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops Conference.
Compatibility study in poly(tetramethyleneadipate-co-terephthalate)/polystyrene bioblends - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Biresaw, G., Mohamed, A., Gordon, S.H., Harry O Kuru, R.E., Carriere, C.C. 2008. Compatibility Study in Poly(tetramethyleneadipate-co-terephthalate)/Polystyrene Bioblends. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 110(5):2932-2941.
Preparation and Characterization of 4-Methoxy Cinnamoyl Glycerol - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Holser, R.A., Harry O Kuru, R.E., Vaughn, S.F., Himmelsbach, D.S. 2008. Preparation and characterization of 4-methoxy cinnamoyl glycerol. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. 85(4):347-351.
Potential medicinal phytochemicals from Sicklepod (Senna obtusifolia L) seed - (Abstract Only)
Harry O Kuru, R.E., Busman, M., Berhow, M.A. 2008. Potential medicinal phytochemicals from Sicklepod (Senna obtusifolia L) seed [abstract]. Annual Meeting and Expo of the American Oil Chemists' Society. p. 45 #125.
Determination of naphthopyrone and anthraquinone glycosides from Sicklepod (Senna obtusifolia) seeds by HPLC-ESI-CID-MSn with potential medical utilization - (Abstract Only)
Harry O Kuru, R.E., Payne Wahl, K.L., Busman, M., Berhow, M.A. 2007. Determination of naphthopyrone and anthraquinone glycosides from Sicklepod (Senna obtusifolia) seeds by HPLC-ESI-CID-MSn with potential medical utilization [abstract]. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops Conference. p. GC11.
Scale-up of Sicklepod Processing - (Book / Chapter)
Harry O Kuru, R.E. 2007. Scale-up of Sicklepod Processing. In: Janick, J., Whipkey, A., editors. Issues in New Crops and New Uses. Alexandria, VA: ASHS Press. p. 132-137.
Preparation of Glycerol Cinnamate - (Abstract Only)
Harry O Kuru, R.E., Holser, R.A., Vaughn, S.F. 2007. Preparation of glycerol cinnamate. American Oil Chemists' Society Meeting. p. 61-62.
Enzyme catalysis of insoluble cornstarch granules: impact on surface morphology, property and biogradability - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Imam, S.H., Gordon, S.H., Mohamed, A., Harry O Kuru, R.E., Chiou, B., Glenn, G.M., Orts, W.J. 2006. Enzyme catalysis of insoluble cornstarch granules: impact on surface morphology, property and biogradability. Polymer Degradation and Stability. 91(12): 2894-2900.
The on Water Reaction of Vegetable Oils with Diethyl Azodicarboxylate - (Abstract Only)
Harry O Kuru, R.E. 2006. The on water reaction of vegetable oils with diethyl azodicarboxylate. American Oil Chemists' Society Meeting. IOP-P session. Page 77.
Transesterified Milkweed (Asclepias) Seed Oil As a Biodiesel Fuel - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Holser, R.A., Harry-O'Kuru, R.E. 2006. Transesterified milkweed (asclepias) seed oil as a biodiesel fuel. Fuel. 85(14/15):2106-2110.
Sicklepod (Senna Obtusifolia) Seed Processing and Potential Utilization - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harry-O'Kuru, R.E., Wu, Y.V., Evangelista, R., Vaughn, S.F., Rayford, W., Wilson, R.F. 2005. Sicklepod (Senna obtusifolia) seed processing and potential utilization. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 53:4784-4787.
A Facile Synthesis of Aminohydroxy Triglycerides from New Crop Oils - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harry-O'Kuru, R.E., Gordon, S.H., Biswas, A. 2005. A facile synthesis of aminohydroxy triglycerides from new crop oils. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. 82:207-212.
Synthesis of Novel Ultraviolet Filters from New Crop (Jojoba) Oil - (Abstract Only)
Harry O Kuru, R.E., Mohamed, A., Abbott, T.P. 2004. Synthesis of novel ultraviolet filter s from new crop (jojoba) oil [abstract]. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops Conference. p.16.
Phospholipids and Wheat Gluten Blends: Interaction and Kinetics - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mohamed, A., Gordon, S.H., Harry O Kuru, R.E., Palmquist, D.E. 2005. Phospholipids and wheat gluten blends: interaction and kinetics. Journal of Cereal Science. 41:259-265.
Synthesis and Characterization of the Tetrahydroxyjojoba Wax and Ferulates of Jojoba Oil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harry-O'Kuru, R.E., Mohamed, A., Abbott, T.P. 2005. Synthesis and characterization of the tetrahydroxyjojoba wax and ferulates of jojoba oil. Industrial Crops and Products. 22:125-133.
4-Hydroxy-3-Methoxycinnamate Esters of Milkweed Oil: Synthesis and Characterization - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harry-O'kuru, R.E. 2005. 4-Hydroxy-3-methoxycinnamate esters of milkweed oil: Synthesis and characterization. Lipids. 40:1179-1183.
Phospholipids and Wheat Gluten Blends: Interaction and Kinetics. - (Proceedings)
Mohamed, A., Gordon, S.H., Harry O Kuru, R.E., Palmquist, D.E. 2003. Phospholipids and wheat gluten blends: interaction and kinetics. Proceedings of American Association of Cereal Chemists. 2003 CDROM.
Phospholipids-Gluten Interaction Kinetics - (Abstract Only)
Mohamed, A., Harry O Kuru, R.E., Gordon, S.H. 2003. PHOSPHOLIPIDS-GLUTEN INTERACTION KINETICS. American Association of Cereal Chemists Meetings. xx.
Synthesis, Rheological Characterization, and Constitutive Modeling of Polyhydroxy Triglycerides Derived from Milkweed Oil - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-Feb-02)
Synthesis and Characteristics of Polyhydroxy Triglycerides from Milkweed Oil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
HARRY O KURU, R.E., HOLSER, R.A., ABBOTT DR, T.P., WEISLEDER, D. SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERISTICS OF POLYHYDROXY TRIGLYCERIDES FROM MILKWEED OIL. INDUSTRIAL CROPS AND PRODUCTS. 2001.
Modification of Simmondsin Analogues II - (Abstract Only) - (16-May-01)
Synthesis and Rheological Characteristics of Polyhydroxy Triglycerides of Milkweed Oil - (Abstract Only) - (13-Apr-01)
New Crops Research at the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (Ncaur) in Peoria, IL - (Abstract Only) - (02-Mar-01)
Synthesis of Estolide Esters from Cis-9-Octadecenoic Acid Estolides - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (20-Nov-00)
Agricultural Crop Surplus and Agro-Industrial Waste As Sources of Substainable Polymeric Materials - (Proceedings) - (16-Nov-00)
Modification of Simmondsin and Its Demethylated Analogues - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (12-May-00)
Synthesis of Hydroxy Acids and Hydroxy Triglycerides from Milkweed Oil - (Abstract Only) - (28-Apr-00)
Modification of Simmondsin and Its Analogues - (Abstract Only) - (21-Oct-99)
Milkweed Plant Parts Contain Nematicidal Compounds - (Abstract Only) - (15-Oct-99)
Milkweed Seedmeal; a Control for Meloidogyne Chitwoodi on Potatoes - (Abstract Only) - (10-May-99)
Rheology of Modified Lesquerella Gum - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (23-Nov-98)
Milkweed Seedmeal, Cardenolide Extraction and Use As a Nematocide - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (08-Aug-98)
Modification of Lesquerella Fendleri Seed-Surface Polysaccharide - (Abstract Only) - (19-Sep-97)
Quantitative Determination of Gross Cardenolide Content of Cold-Pressed Milkweed Oil - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (17-May-97)
Quantitative Determination of Gross Cardenolide Content of Cold-Pressed Milkweed Oil - (Abstract Only) - (14-May-97)
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