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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: End-Use Applications of Thermochemically Derivatized Natural Products

item Wing, Robert
item Willett, Julious
item Whitehurst, G - WHITEHURST & ASSOCIATES

Submitted to: American Chemical Society Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: September 11, 1997
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Thermochemical oxidation of starch and maltodextrins were investigated to maximize carboxyl and carbonyl content, to increase water solubility and to give value-added products with new and novel properties. Thermochemical processes evaluated were jet cooking-drum drying, extrusion-drum drying, drum drying and self-induced exothermal initiation. Data will be presented to show product properties and analysis. Potential end-use applications will be presented in the areas of: 1) sequestration of calcium, manganese and iron; 2) set retardation and water reduction in concrete admixes; 3) extenders in phenol-formaldehyde adhesives for plywood; and 4) builders for detergents. Other potential applications being researched are micronutrient chelators, textile sizers, metal and rust cleaners and cotton mercerizers.

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