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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Key Publications
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Biobased Lubricants Development & Tribochemistry

Biresaw, G. and Shogren, R. (2008). Friction Properties of Chemically Modified Starch. J Synth Lubr (January/March 25(1):17-30.

Asadauskas SJ, Biresaw G, McClure TG (2010) Effects of Chlorinated Paraffin and ZDDP Concentrations on Boundary Lubrication Properties of Mineral and Soybean Oils. Tribology Letters 37(2): 111-121 (published online August 11, 2009: DOI 10.1007/s11249-009-9496-5)


Biresaw G, BantchevGB, Cermak SC (2011) Tribological Properties of Sulfur Modified Vegetable Oils. Tribology Letters 43 (1), 17-32 (DOI 10.1007/s11249-011-9780-z).

Bantchev GB, Biresaw G, Karl E. Vermillion KE, Appell M (2013)  Synthesis and spectral characterization of methyl 9(10)- dialkylphospnonostearates. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 110, 81-91


Biresaw G,Laszlo JA, EvansKO, ComptonDL, Bantchev GB (2014). Synthesis and tribological investigation of lipoyl glycerides. J Agric Food Chem (Accepted February 18, 2014) Log # 296639

Biopolymers, Bioblends, and Biocomposites

Biresaw G, Carriere CJ (2004) Compatibility and mechanical properties of blends of polystyrene with biodegradable polyesters. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing (invited manuscript for a special edition of the journal, 35(3), 313-320

Felker FC, Biresaw G (2007) Rheology and morphology of extruded blends of polystyrene with biodegradable polyesters. J Biobased Materials and Bioenergy  1:401-408.

Biresaw G, Mohamed A, Gordon S, Harry-O'kuru R, Carriere C. (2008) Compatibility Study in Poly(tetramethyleneadipate-co-terephthalate)/Polystyrene Bioblends. J. Appl Polym Sci 110 (5): 2932-2941.


 Boundary, mixed-film and elastohydodynamic lubrication

Biresaw G, Adharyu A, Erhan SZ, Carriere CJ. (2002)  Friction and Adsorption Properties of Normal and High Oleic Soybean Oils. J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc.79(1):53-58.

Biresaw G, CermakSC, Isbell T. A. (2007). Film-forming properties of estolides. Tribology Letters 27(1):69-78.

Bantchev G, Biresaw G. (2008) Elastohydrodynamic study of vegetable oil - polyalphaolefin blends. Lubrication Science 20(4):283-297.


Biresaw G, Bantchev G. (2010) Elastohydrodynamic (EHD) Traction Properties of Seed Oils. Tribology Transaction 53 (4): 573-583


Biresaw G, BantchevGB. (2013) Tribological properties of biobased phosphonate derivatives. J Am Oil Chem Soc (2013) 90:891-902

Metalworking Tribology

Biresaw G, Reich RA, Bohaychick J, Festa RP, inventors. (1988) Metalworking lubricant comprising an oil-in-water microemulsion. (Aluminum Co. of America, USA, assignee), United States Patent Number 4,781,848, November 1, 1988.


Biresaw G, Zadnik DA, inventors. (1993) Process for Making an Aluminum Alloy Finstock Lubricated by a Water?Microemulsifiable Composition (Aluminum Co. of America, USA, assignee), United States Patent Number 5,249,446, October 5, 1993.

Biresaw G, Biobased Dry Film Metalworking Lubricants. (2004) J Synth Lubr 21(1): 43-57

Kenar JA, Felker FC, Biresaw G, Kurth T. (2009) Air-assisted spray coatings of aqueous starch-oil composites for solid dry film lubricants. Industrial Crops. 29(1): 45-52. 


 Structure-Property Correlation and Modeling

Biresaw G, Carriere CJ. (2001) Correlation between Mechanical Adhesion and Interfacial Properties of Starch/Biodegradable Ester Blends. J Polym Sci, B: Polym Phys. 39:920-930.


Biresaw G, Kenar JA, Kurth TL, Felker FC, Erhan SM. (2007) Investigation of the Mechanism of Lubrication in Starch-oil Composite Dry Film Lubricants. Lubrication Science 19 (1): 41-55.

Bantchev GB, Biresaw G, Mohamed A, Moser J (2011) Temperature dependence of the oxidative stability of corn oil and polyalphaolefin in presence of sulfides Thermochimica Acta 513 (1-2), pp 94 - 99


Biresaw G, BantchevGB. March (2013) pressure viscosity coefficient of vegetable oils. Tribology Letters Volume 49, Issue 3, pp 501-512 (DOI 10.1007/s11249-012-0091-9)

Surfactants, Surface/Interfacial Energy and Adhesion

Biresaw G (2005) Adsorption of Amphiphies at an Oil-Watervs.anOil-Metal Interface. J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc.82(4):285-292

Biresaw G, Carriere CJ, Willett, JL (2004) Interfacial Adhesion in Model Bioblends J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 94(1) p. 65-73.     


Shogren R,  Biresaw G. (2007) Surface Properties of Water Soluble Starch, Starch Acetates and Starch Acetates/Alkenylsuccinates. Colloids & Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 298(3):170-176.


Liu Z, Biresaw G (2011) Synthesis of Soybean Oil Based Polymeric Surfactants in Supercritical Carbon Dioxideand Investigation of its Surface Properties J Agric Food Chem 2011, 59, 1909-1917


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