2007 Annual Report
Develop economically feasible polymeric products from vegetable oils (with emphasis on soybean oil) and thus, expand their domestic and export markets.
Research will also utilize the principles of organic chemistry and polymer science to synthesize more reactive soybean oil based monomers. New types of polymers and composites will be developed. Resulting polymers will be used in controlled delivery systems and energy absorbing materials formulations.
Sharma, B.K., Adhvaryu, A., Perez, J.M., Erhan, S.Z. 2006. Biobased grease with improved oxidation performance for industrial application. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 54:7594-7599.
Sharma, B.K., Sharma, C.D., Tyagi, O.S., Bhagat, S.D., Erhan, S.Z. 2007. Structural characterization of asphaltenes and ethyl acetate insoluble fractions of petroleum vacuum residues. Petroleum Science and Technology. 25:121-139.
Erhan, S.Z., Sharma, B.K., Perez, J.M. 2006. Oxidation and low temperature stability of vegetable oil-based lubricants. Industrial Crops and Products. 24:292-299.
Doll, K.M., Erhan, S.Z. 2006. Synthesis and performance of surfactants based on epoxidized methyl oleate and glycerol. Journal of Surfactants and Detergents. 9:377-383.
Liu, Z., Sharma, B.K., Erhan, S.Z. 2006. From oligomers to molecular giants of soybean oil in supercritical carbon dioxide medium: 1. Preparation of polymers with lower molecular weight from soybean oil. Biomacromolecules. 8:233-239.
Sharma, B.K., Adhvaryu, A., Erhan, S.Z. 2006. Synthesis of hydroxy thio-ether derivatives of vegetable oil. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 54:9866-9872.
Sharma, B.K., Sharma, C.D., Bhagat, S.D., Erhan, S.Z. 2007. Maltenes and asphaltenes of petroleum vacuum residues: Physico-chemical characterization. Petroleum Science and Technology. 25:93-104.
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.
Wong, H.L., Rauth, A.M., Bendayan, R., Manias, J.L., Ramaswamy, M., Liu, Z., Erhan, S.Z., Wu, X.Y. 2006. A new polymer-lipid hybrid nanoparticle system increases cytotoxicity of doxorubicin against multidrug-resistant human breast cancer cells. Pharmaceutical Research. 23(7):1574-1585.
Sharma, B.K., Doll, K.M., Erhan, S.Z. 2007. Oxidation, friction reducing, and low temperature properties of epoxy fatty acid methyl esters. Green Chemistry. 9:469-474.
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.
Erhan, S.Z., Sharma, B.K. 2007. Vegetable oil-based biodegradable industrial lubricants. In: Hou, C., Shaw, J.-F., editors. International Symposium on Biocatalysis and Biotechnology for Functional Food and Industrial Products, 2nd edition. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. p. 349-362.
Erhan, S.Z., Sharma, B.K. 2007. Lubricants. In: Gunstone, F.D., Harwood, J.L., Dijkstra, A.J., editors. Non Food Uses of Oils and Fats, Lipid Handbook, 3rd Edition, Chapter 9. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. p. 591-635.
Liu, Z., Erhan, S.Z., Calvert, P. 2007. Solid freeform fabrication of epoxidized soybean oil/epoxy composite with bis or polyalkyleneamine curing agents. Composites: Part A 38:87-93.