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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Rex E Murray
Bio-oils Research Unit
Research Leader

Phone: (309) 681-6532
Fax: (309) 681-6524
Room 2048

1815 N. UNIVERSITY
PEORIA, IL, 61604

Projects
FUNCTIONALIZATION OF VEGETABLE OILS FOR USE IN THE POLYMER, OLEOCHEMICAL, AND LUBRICANT INDUSTRIES
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 420294
Industrial Monomers and Polymers from Plant Oils
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 427292
Vegetable Oil-Based Fuels, Additives and Coproducts
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 428393

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Advancements of pennycress as a biofuel and the synthesis of estolides thereof - (Abstract Only) - (15-May-15)
Synthesis and physical properties of new coco-oleic estolide branched esters - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cermak, S.C., Bredsguard, J.W., Roth, K.L., Thompson, T., Feken, K.A., Isbell, T., Murray, R.E. 2015. Synthesis and physical properties of new coco-oleic estolide branched esters. Industrial Crops and Products. 74:171-177.
Three approaches to fuels from fatty compounds - (Abstract Only)
Knothe, G.H., Doll, K.M., Moser, B.R., Murray, R.E. 2015. Three approaches to fuels from fatty compounds [abstract]. Annual Meeting and Expo of the American Oil Chemists' Society.
Synthesis and physical properties of new coco-oleic dimer and trimer plus estolide branched esters - (Abstract Only)
Cermak, S.C., Bredsguard, J.W., Isbell, T., Murray, R.E. 2015. Synthesis and physical properties of new coco-oleic dimer and trimer plus estolide branched esters [abstract]. Annual Meeting and Expo of the American Oil Chemists' Society. IOP-P1, p. 15.
Decarbonization of an imino N-heterocyclic carbene via triple benzyl migration from tetrabenzylhafnium - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (13-Mar-15)
Using ruthenium-based isomerization to improve properties of bio-based materials - (Abstract Only) - (11-Mar-15)
Synthesis and physical properties of pennycress estolides and esters - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cermak, S.C., Durham, A.L., Isbell, T., Evangelista, R.L., Murray, R.E. 2015. Synthesis and physical properties of pennycress estolides and esters. Industrial Crops and Products. 67:179-184.
Fuel properties of heptadecene isomers prepared via tandem isomerization-decarboxylation of oleic acid - (Proceedings)
Moser, B.R., Murray, R.E., Doll, K.M. 2015. Fuel properties of heptadecene isomers prepared via tandem isomerization-decarboxylation of oleic acid [abstract]. Proceedings of American Chemical Society National Meeting, Energy and Fuels Division, ENFL 323, p. 148.
Tandem isomerization-decarboxylation of unsaturated fatty acids to olefins via ruthenium metal-as-ligand catalysts - (Abstract Only)
Murray, R.E., Walter, E.L., Doll, K.M. 2015. Tandem isomerization-decarboxylation of unsaturated fatty acids to olefins via ruthenium metal-as-ligand catalysts [abstract]. American Chemical Society National Meeting, Catalysis Science and Technology Division, CATL 239. p. 97.
Fuel properties of heptadecene isomers prepared via tandem isomerization-decarboxylation of oleic acid - (Abstract Only)
Moser, B.R., Doll, K.M., Murray, R.E., Knothe, G.H. 2015. Fuel properties of heptadecene isomers prepared via tandem isomerization-decarboxylation of oleic acid [abstract]. Annual Meeting and Expo of the American Oil Chemists' Society. Abstract No. 61704.
Comparative assay of antioxidant packages for dimer of estolide esters - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cermak, S.C., Bredsguard, J.W., Dunn, R.O., Thompson, T., Feken, K.A., Roth, K.L., Kenar, J.A., Isbell, T.A., Murray, R.E. 2014. Comparative assay of antioxidant packages for dimer of estolide esters. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. 91:2101-2109.
Tandem isomerization-decarboxylation for converting alkenoic fatty acids into alkenes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Murray, R.E., Walter, E.L., Doll, K.M. 2014. Tandem isomerization-decarboxylation for converting alkenoic fatty acids into alkenes. American Chemical Society (ACS) Catalysis. 4:3517-3520.
Bio-olefins from unsaturated fatty acids via tandem catalysis - (Abstract Only)
Murray, R.E., Walter, E.L., Doll, K.M. 2014. Bio-olefins from unsaturated fatty acids via tandem catalysis [abstract]. Asia-Pacific Resilience Innovation Summit and Expo, 9/15/14-9/17/14, Honolulu, HI. www.islandsconnect.com/program. Poster 108.
Bio-olefins via tandem isomerization-decarboxylation catalysis upon fatty acids - (Abstract Only) - (23-Jun-14)
Thiol-ene and H-phosphonate-ene reactions for lipid modifications - (Book / Chapter)
Bantchev, G.B., Cermak, S.C., Biresaw, G., Appell, M.D., Kenar, J.A., Murray, R.E. 2015. Thiol-ene and H-phosphonate-ene reactions for lipid modifications. In: Liu, Z., Kraus, G., editors. Green Materials from Plant Oils. 1st edition. Cambridge, UK: RSC Publishing. p. 59-92.
Synthesis and physical properties of new estolide esters - (Abstract Only)
Cermak, S.C., Bredsguard, J.W., Isbell, T., Murray, R.E. 2014. Synthesis and physical properties of new estolide esters. Annual Meeting and Expo of the American Oil Chemists' Society. p. 65.
Physical proprieties of low viscosity estolide 2-ethylhexyl esters - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cermak, S.C., Bredsguard, J.W., John, B.L., Thompson, K., Thompson, T., Isbell, K.N., Feken, K.A., Isbell, T., Murray, R.E. 2013. Physical proprieties of low viscosity estolide 2-ethylhexyl esters. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. 90:1895-1902.
Heavy metal absorbing Thioether-functionalized ligands derived from vegetable oils - (Abstract Only)
Murray, R.E., Bantchev, G.B., Dunn, R.O., Ascherl, K.L., Doll, K.M. 2013. Heavy metal absorbing Thioether-functionalized ligands derived from vegetable oils [abstract]. American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, September 8-12, 2013, Indianapolis, IN.
Thioether-functionalized vegetable oils: Metal-absorbing biobased ligands - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Murray, R.E., Bantchev, G.B., Dunn, R.O., Ascherl, K.L., Doll, K.M. 2013. Thioether-functionalized vegetable oils: Metal-absorbing biobased ligands. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 1:562-565.
Synthesis and physical properties of new estolide esters - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cermak, S.C., Bredsguard, J.W., John, B.L., McCalvin, J.S., Thompson, T., Isbell, K.N., Feken, K.A., Isbell, T., Murray, R.E. 2013. Synthesis and physical properties of new estolide esters. Industrial Crops and Products. 46:386-391.
Bismuth(III) trifluoromethanesulfonate catalyzed ring opening reaction of mono epoxy oleochemicals to form keto and diketo derivatives - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Doll, K.M., Bantchev, G.B., Murray, R.E. 2013. Bismuth(III) trifluoromethanesulfonate catalyzed ring opening reaction of mono epoxy oleochemicals to form keto and diketo derivatives. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 1:39-45.
New crop oils - Properties as potential lubricants - (Abstract Only)
Cermak, S.C., Biresaw, G., Isbell, T., Evangelista, R.L., Murray, R.E. 2012. New crop oils - Properties as potential lubricants [abstract]. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops Conference. p. 53.
Lubrication properties of new crop oils - (Proceedings)
Cermak, S.C., Biresaw, G., Isbell, T., Evangelista, R.L., Vaughn, S.F., Murray, R.E. 2013. Lubrication properties of new crop oils. Proceedings of Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Annual Meeting & Exhibition, May 5-9, 2013, Detroit, Michigan. p. 68. [CDROM].
New crop oils - Properties as potential lubricants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cermak, S.C., Biresaw, G., Isbell, T.A., Evangelista, R.L., Vaughn, S.F., Murray, R.E. 2013. New crop oils - Properties as potential lubricants. Industrial Crops and Products. 44:232-239.
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