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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: MODIFICATION OF NATURAL POLYMERS BY THERMO-MECHANICAL PROCESSING

Location: Plant Polymer Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Synethesis of cyclic ketal from soybean oil and fatty esters - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Biswas, A., Sharma, B.K., Vermillion, K., Willett, J.L., Cheng, H.N. 2011. Synethesis of cyclic ketal from soybean oil and fatty esters. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 59(7):3066-3070.
Synthesis of an amine-oleate derivative using an ionic catalyst - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Biswas, A., Sharma, B.K., Doll, K.M., Willett, J.L., Erhan, S.Z., Vermillion, K., Cheng, H. 2009. Synthesis of an amine-oleate derivative using an ionic catalyst. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 57(1):8136-8141.
Solvent-Free Polymerization of L-Aspartic Acid in the Presence of D-Sorbitol to Obtain Water Soluble or Network Copolymers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shogren, R.L., Doll, K.M., Willett, J.L., Swift, G. 2009. Solvent-Free Polymerization of L-Aspartic Acid in the Presence of D-Sorbitol to Obtain Water Soluble or Network Copolymers. Polymers and the Environment. 17(1):103-108.
Iodine-Catalyzed Polysaccharide Esterification - (Review Article)
Biswas, A., Selling, G.W., Shogren, R.L., Willett, J.L., Buchanan, C.M., Cheng, H.C. 2009. Iodine-Catalyzed Polysaccharide Esterification. Chemistry Today/Chimica Oggi. 27(4):33-35.
Adsorption of Polyethylene from Solution onto Starch Film Surfaces - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fanta, G.F., Salch, J., Felker, F.C., Shogren, R.L. 2009. Adsorption of Polyethylene from Solution onto Starch Film Surfaces. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 114(3):1840-1847.
Starch-Soybean Oil Composites with High Oil: Starch Ratios Prepared by Steam Jet Cooking - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fanta, G.F., Felker, F.C., Byars, J.A., Kenar, J.A., Shogren, R.L. 2009. Starch-Soybean Oil Composites with High Oil: Starch Ratios Prepared by Steam Jet Cooking. Starch/Starke. 61(2009):590-600.
Comparison of Cationic and Unmodified Starches in Reactive Extrusion of Starch-Polyacrylamide Graft Copolymers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Willett, J.L., Finkenstadt, V.L. 2009. Comparison of Cationic and Unmodified Starches in Reactive Extrusion of Starch-Polyacrylamide Graft Copolymers. Polymers and the Environment. 17(1):248-253.
Synthesis of Phenyl-Adducted Cyclodextrin through the Click Reaction - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Biswas, A., Cheng, H., Selling, G.W., Willett, J.L., Kendra, D.F. 2009. Synthesis of Phenyl-Adducted Cyclodextrin through the Click Reaction. Carbohydrate Polymers. 77(2009):681-685.
Ionic Liquid as a Solvent and Catalyst for Acylation of Maltodextrin - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Biswas, A., Shogren, R.L., Willett, J.L. 2009. Ionic Liquid as a Solvent and Catalyst for Acylation of Maltodextrin. Industrial Crops and Products. 30(1):172-175.
Surface Modification of Zein Films - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Biswas, A., Selling, G.W., Woods, K.K., Evans, K.O. 2009. Surface modification of zein films. Industrial Crops and Products. 30(169):168-171.
Flocculation of Kaolin by Waxy Maize Starch Phosphates - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shogren, R.L. 2009. Flocculation of Kaolin by Waxy Maize Starch Phosphates. Carbohydrate Polymers. 76(1):639-644.
Flocculation of Kaolin by Waxy Maize Starch Phosphates - (Abstract Only)
Shogren, R.L. 2009. Flocculation of Kaolin by Waxy Maize Starch Phosphates. Meeting Abstract. 76(2009):639-644.
Iodine catalyzed acetylation of starch and cellulose - (Abstract Only)
Biswas, A. 2008. Iodine catalyzed acetylation of starch and cellulose. Meeting Abstract.
Blends and Iodine complexes of starch with other water-soluble polymers - (Abstract Only)
Biswas, A. 2008. Blends and Iodine complexes of starch with other water-soluble polymers. Meeting Abstract. xx.
Soybean Oil as a Renewable Feedstock for Nitrogen-Containing Derivatives - (Review Article)
Biswas, A., Sharma, B.K., Willett, J.L., Erhan, S.Z., Cheng, H. 2008. Soybean Oil as a Renewable Feedstock for Nitrogen-Containing Derivatives. Energy and Environmental Science. 1:639-644. Available: http://xlink.rsc.org/?doi=B809215J.
Ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium cyanamide (bmim [dca]) as a solvent and catalyst for acylation of maltodextrin - (Proceedings)
Biswas, A., Shogren, R.L., Willett, J.L. 2008. Ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium cyanamide (bmim [dca]) as a solvent and catalyst for acylation of maltodextrin. Polymer Preprints. xx.
Hrp-Mediated Synthesis of Starch-Polyacrylamide Graft Copolymers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shogren, R.L., Willett, J.L., Biswas, A. 2008. HRP-Mediated Synthesis of Starch-Polyacrylamide Graft Copolymers. Carbohydrate Polymers. 75(1):189-191.
Properties of Copolymers of Aspartic Acid and Aliphatic Dicarboxylic Acids Prepared by Reactive Extrusion - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shogren, R.L., Willett, J.L., Westmoreland, D., Gonzalez, S., Doll, K.M., Swift, G. 2008. Properties of Copolymers of Aspartic Acid and Aliphatic Dicarboxylic Acids Prepared by Reactive Extrusion. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 110:3348-3354.
Azide derivatives of soybean oil and fatty esters - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Biswas, A., Brajendra, S.K., Willett, J.L., Adhvaryu, A., Erhan, S.Z., Cheng, H.N. 2008. Azide derivatives of soybean oil and fatty esters. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 56(14):5611-5616.
Enzymatic Products from Modified Soybean Oil Containing Hydrazinoester - (Book / Chapter)
Biswas, A., Shogren, R.L., Willett, J.L., Erhan, S.Z., Cheng, H.N. 2008. Enzymatic Products from Modified Soybean Oil Containing Hydrazinoester. American Chemical Society Symposium Series. 999(1):76-85.
Mechanical Properties of Green Composites with Poly(caprolactone) and Wheat Gluten - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Finkenstadt, V.L., Mohamed, A., Biresaw, G., Willett, J.L. 2008. Mechanical Properties of Green Composites with Poly(caprolactone) and Wheat Gluten. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 110(4):2218-2226.
Rapid and Environmentally Friendly Preparation of Starch Esters - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Biswas, A., Shogren, R.L., Selling, G.W., Salch, J., Willett, J.L., Buchanan, C.M. 2008. Rapid and Environmentally Friendly Preparation of Starch Esters. Carbohydrate Polymers. 74:137-141.
Room-temperature self-curing ene reactions involving soybean oil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Biswas, A., Sharma, B.K., Willett, J.L., Erhan, S.Z., Cheng, H.N. 2008. Room-temperature self-curing ene reactions involving soybean oil. Green Chemistry. 10(3):298-303.
Application of Hydrophilic Starch-Based Coatings to Polyethylene Surfaces - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Patil, D.R., Fanta, G.F., Felker, F.C., Salch, J. 2008. Application of Hydrophilic Starch-based Coatings to Polyethylene Surfaces. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 108(5):2749-2755.
Scandium Triflate Catalyzed Acetylation of Starch under Mild Conditions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shogren, R.L. 2008. Scandium triflate catalyzed acetylation of starch under mild conditions. Carbohydrate Polymers. 72(3):439-443.
Preparation of Spherulites from Jet Cooked Mixtures of High Amylose Starch and Fatty Acids. Effect of Preparation Conditions on Spherulite Morphology and Yield - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fanta, G.F., Felker, F.C., Shogren, R.L., Salch, J. 2008. Preparation of spherulites from jet cooked mixtures of high amylose starch and fatty acids. effect of preparation conditions on spherulite morphology and yield. Carbohydrate Polymers. 71(2):253-262.
Process for Obtaining Cellulose Acetate from Agricultural By-Products - (Abstract Only)
Biswas, A., Saha, B.C., Lawton Jr, J.W., Shogren, R.L., Willett, J.L. 2007. PROCESS FOR OBTAINING CELLULOSE ACETATE FROM AGRICULTURAL BY-PRODUCTS. Meeting Abstract. xx.
A Solvent-Free Process to Esterify Polysaccharides - (Abstract Only)
Biswas, A., Shogren, R.L., Selling, G.W., Willett, J.L., Buchanan, C. 2007. A SOLVENT-FREE PROCESS TO ESTERIFY POLYSACCHARIDES. Meeting Abstract. xx.
Surface Properties of Water Soluble Starch, Starch Acetates and Starch Acetates/alkenylsuccinates - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shogren, R.L., Biresaw, G. 2007. Surface properties of water soluble starch, starch acetates and starch acetates/alkenylsuccinates. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. 298(3):170-176.
Novel Modified Soybean Oil Containing Hydrazino-Ester: Synthesis and Characterization - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Biswas, A., Sharma, B.K., Willett, J.L., Vermillion, K., Erhan, S.Z., Cheng, H.N. 2007. Novel modified soybean oil containing hydrazino-ester: synthesis and characterization. Green Chemistry. 9:85-89.
Iodine Catalyzed Esterification of Cellulose Using Reduced Levels of Solvent - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Biswas, A., Selling, G.W., Appell, M.D., Woods, K.K., Willett, J.L., Buchanan, C.M. 2007. Iodine catalyzed esterification of cellulose using reduced levels of solvent. Carbohydrate Polymers. 68(3):555-560.
New Bio-Based Materials from Soybean Oil: Hydrazine and Related Derivatives - (Proceedings)
Biswas, A., Shogren, R.L., Woods, K.K., Erhan, S.Z., Cheng, H. 2006. New bio-based materials from soybean oil: hydrazine and related derivatives. Polymer Preprints. 47(2):259-260.
Microwave Irradiation Effects on the Structure, Viscosity, Thermal Properties and Lubricity of Soybean Oil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Biswas, A., Adhvaryu, A., Stevenson, D.G., Sharma, B., Willett, J.L., Erhan, S.Z. 2007. Microwave irradiation effects on the structure, viscosity, thermal properties and lubricity of soybean oil. Industrial Crops and Products. 25:1-7.
Ionic Liquids As Solvents for Biopolymers: Acylation of Starch and Zein Protein - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Biswas, A., Shogren, R.L., Stevenson, D.G., Willett, J.L., Bhowmik, P.K. 2006. Ionic liquids as solvents for biopolymers: acylation of starch and zein protein. Carbohydrate Polymers. 66:546-550.
Effect of Fatty Acid Structure on the Morphology of Spherulites Formed from Jet Cooked Mixtures of Fatty Acids and Defatted Cornstarch - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fanta, G.F., Felker, F.C., Shogren, R.L., Salch, J. 2006. Effect of fatty acid structure on the morphology of spherulites formed from jet cooked mixtures of fatty acids and defatted cornstarch. Carbohydrate Polymers. 66:60-70.
Complexation and Blending of Starch, Poly(acrylic Acid), and Poly(n-Vinyl Pyrrolidone) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Biswas, A., Willett, J.L., Gordon, S.H., Finkenstadt, V.L., Cheng, H.N. 2006. COMPLEXATION AND BLENDING OF STARCH, POLY(ACRYLIC ACID), AND POLY(N-VINYL PYRROLIDONE). Carbohydrate Polymers. 65(4):397-403.
Rapid Preparation of Starch Maleate Half-Esters - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Biswas, A., Shogren, R.L., Kim, S., Willett, J.L. 2006. Rapid preparation of starch maleate half-esters. Carbohydrate Polymers. 64(3):484-487.
X-Ray Diffraction Study of Crystal Transformations in Spherulitic Amylose/lipid Complexes from Jet-Cooked Starch - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shogren, R.L., Fanta, G.F., Felker, F.C. 2006. X-ray diffraction study of crystal transformations in spherulitic amylose/lipid complexes from jet-cooked starch. Carbohydrate Polymers. 64(3):444-451.
Process for Obtaining Cellulose Acetate from Agricultural By-Products - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Biswas, A., Saha, B.C., Lawton Jr, J.W., Shogren, R.L., Willett, J.L. 2006. Process for obtaining cellulose acetate from agricultural by-products. Carbohydrate Polymers. 64:134-137.
Preparation of Water-Soluble and Water-Swellable Starch Acetates Using Microwave Heating - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shogren, R.L., Biswas, A. 2006. Preparation of water-soluble and water-swellable starch acetates using microwave heating. Carbohydrate Polymers. 64:16-21.
Synthesis of Diethylamine Functionalized Soybean Oils - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Biswas, A., Adhvaryu, A., Gordon, S.H., Erhan, S.Z., Willett, J.L. 2005. Synthesis of diethylamine functionalized soybean oils. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. 53(24):9485-9490.
Reactive Extrusion of Starch-Polyacrylamide Graft Copolymers Using Various Starches - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Willett, J.L., Finkenstadt, V.L. 2006. Reactive extrusion of starch-polyacrylamide graft copolymers using various starches. Polymers and the Environment. 14:125-129.
Ionic Liquids As Solvents for Biopolymers: Acylation of Starch and Zein Protein - (Proceedings)
Biswas, A., Shogren, R.L., Stevenson, D.G., Willett, J.L., Bhowmilk, P. 2005. Ionic liquids as solvents for biopolymers: acylation of starch and zein protein. Polymer Preprints. 46(2):924-925.
Preparation of Starch Esters Using Efficient Processes - (Abstract Only)
Shogren, R.L., Biswas, A. 2005. Preparation of starch esters using efficient processes [abstract]. International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Meeting. p.117.
Crystalline Particles Formed in Slowly-Cooled Cornstarch Dispersions Prepared by Steam Jet Cooking. the Effect of Starch Concentration, Added Oil and Rate of Cooling. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fanta, G.F., Felker, F.C., Shogren, R.L., Byars, J.A., Salch, J. 2005.Crystalline particles formed in slowly-cooled cornstarch dispersions prepared by steam jet cooking. The effect of starch concentration, added oil and rate of cooling. Carbohydrate Polymers. 61(2):222-230.
Solvent Free Process to Esterify Polysaccharides - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Biswas, A., Shogren, R.L., Willett, J.L. Solvent free process to esterify polysaccharides. Biomacromolecules. 2005.
Spandex Containing a Mixture of Phenolic - (Abstract Only)
Houser, N.E., Selling, G.W. Spandex containing a mixture of phenolic. 2005. U.S. Patent Application 6,846,866.
Surface Properties of Water Soluble Starch Esters - (Abstract Only)
Shogren, R.L., Biresaw, G. 2005. Surface properties of water soluble starch esters [abstract]. American Chemical Society. p.1 of 2, cell 27.
Effects of Process Parameters in Reactive Extrusion of Starch - (Abstract Only)
Willett, J.L., Jasberg, B.K., Finkenstadt, V.L. 2004 CD-ROM. Effects of process parameters in reactive extrusion of starch [abstract]. BioEnvironmental Polymer Society.
Preparation of Starch-Graft-Poly(itaconic Acid) Copolymers - (Abstract Only)
Berfield, J.L., Biswas, A., Parsons, J.D., Finkenstadt, V.L. 2004. Preparation of starch-graft-poly(itaconic acid) copolymers. American Chemical Society. p.177.
Enzyme Digestion of Starch-Graft-Copolymers - (Abstract Only)
Haig, R.L., Parsons, J.D., Finkenstadt, V.L. 2004. Enzyme digestion of starch-graft-copolymers [abstract]. American Chemical Society. p.176:371.
Amine Functionalized Soybean Oil - (Abstract Only)
Blair, N.M., Biswas, A., Adhvaryu, A., Gordon, S.H., Erhan, S.Z., Willett, J.L. 2004. Amine functionalized soybean oil [abstract]. American Chemical Society. p.108.
Density Functional Study of Cellobiose Hydrates - (Abstract Only)
Bosma, W.B., Appell, M.D., Willett, J.L., Momany, F.A. 2004. Density functional study of cellobiose hydrates [abstract]. American Chemical Society. p.189.
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