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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Steven C Cermak (Steve)
Lead Scientist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Camelina uses, genetics, genomics, production and management -
Berti, M., Gesch, R., Eynck, C., Anderson, J., Cermak, S. 2016. Camelina uses, genetics, genomics, production and management. Industrial Crops and Products. 94:690-710.
Processing of Brassica seeds for feedstock in biofuels production -
Field pennycress: A new oilseed crop for the production of biofuels, lubricants, and high-quality proteins -
Synthesis and characterization of estolide esters containing epoxy and cyclic carbonate groups -
Doll, K.M., Cermak, S.C., Kenar, J.A., Isbell, T.A., 2016. Synthesis and characterization of estolide esters containing epoxy and cyclic carbonate groups. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. 93(8):1149-1155.
Oil and fatty acids in eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) and some related and unrelated Solanum Spp. -
Jarret, R.L., Levy, I., Potter, T.L., Cermak, S.C. 2016. Oil and fatty acids in eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) and some related and unrelated Solanum Spp. American Journal of Applied Sciences. 11(2):76-81.
Synthesis and characterization of estolides containing epoxy and cyclic carbonate groups -
Kenar, J.A., Cermak, S.C., Doll, K.M., Isbell, T. 2016. Synthesis and characterization of estolides containing epoxy and cyclic carbonate groups [abstract]. American Oil Chemists' Society.
Continuous, packed-bed, enzymatic bioreactor production and stability of feruloyl soy glycerides -
Compton, D.L., Goodell, J.R., Grall, S., Evans, K.O., Cermak, S.C. 2015. Continuous, packed-bed, enzymatic bioreactor production and stability of feruloyl soy glycerides. Industrial Crops and Products. 77:787-794.
Processing of coriander fruits for the production of essential oil, triglyceride, and high protein seed meal -
Evangelista, R.L., Hojilla-Evangelista, M.P., Cermak, S.C., Isbell, T.A. 2015. Processing of coriander fruits for the production of essential oil, triglyceride, and high protein seed meal [abstract]. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops Annual Meeting. p. 79.
Development of a non-dormant germplasm from Thlaspi Arvense (Pennycress) -
Isbell, T.A., Marek, L., Dierig, D.A., Cermak, S.C. 2015. Development of a non-dormant germplasm from Thlaspi Arvense (Pennycress) [abstract]. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops Annual Meeting. p. 17.
Progress towards the synthesis of lesquerella- and castor-based bisphosphonates -
Cermak, D.M., Henry, S., Fayer, E.L., Coley, C.L., Cermak, S.C. 2015. Progress towards the synthesis of lesquerella- and castor-based bisphosphonates [abstract]. Pacifichem 2015 - The International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies, December 15-20, 2015, Honolulu, HI. ORGN 533.
Advancements of pennycress as a biofuel and the synthesis of estolides thereof -
Cermak, S.C., Isbell, T., Evangelista, R.L., Moser, B.R., Murray, R.E. 2015. Advancements of pennycress as a biofuel and the synthesis of estolides thereof [abstract]. Pacifichem 2015 - The International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies, December 15-20, 2015, Honolulu, HI. ENRG 546.
Synthesis and physical properties of new coco-oleic estolide branched esters Reprint Icon -
Cermak, S.C., Bredsguard, J.W., Roth, K.L., Thompson, T., Feken, K.A., Isbell, T.A., Murray, R.E. 2015. Synthesis and physical properties of new coco-oleic estolide branched esters. Industrial Crops and Products. 74:171-177.
Synthesis and physical properties of new coco-oleic dimer and trimer plus estolide branched esters -
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.
Dehulling of coriander fruit before oil extraction Reprint Icon -
Evangelista, R.L., Hojilla-Evangelista, M.P., Cermak, S.C., Isbell, T.A. 2015. Dehulling of coriander fruit before oil extraction. Industrial Crops and Products. 69:378-384.
Estolides: Bioderived synthetic base oils -
Bredsguard, J.W., Thompson, T.D., Cermak, S.C., Isbell, T.A. 2016. Estolides: Bioderived synthetic base oils. In: Sharma, B.K., Biresaw, G., editors. Environmentally Friendly and Biobased Lubricants. Boca Raton: CRC Press. p. 35-49.
Synthesis and physical properties of pennycress estolides and esters -
Cermak, S.C., Durham, A.L., Isbell, T.A., Evangelista, R.L., Murray, R.E. 2015. Synthesis and physical properties of pennycress estolides and esters. Industrial Crops and Products. 67:179-184.
Enrichment of erucic acid from pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.) seed oil Reprint Icon -
Isbell, T.A., Evangelista, R.L., Glenn, S.E., Devore, D.A., Moser, B.R., Cermak, S.C., Rao, S. 2015. Enrichment of erucic acid from pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.) seed oil. Industrial Crops and Products. 66:188-193.
Registration of Katelyn Thlaspi arvense L. (Pennycress) with improved nondormant traits Reprint Icon -
Isbell, T.A., Cermak, S.C., Dierig, D.A., Eller, F.J., Marek, L. 2015. Registration of Katelyn Thlaspi arvense L. (Pennycress) with improved nondormant traits. Journal of Plant Registrations. 9:212-215.
Comparative assay of antioxidant packages for dimer of estolide esters Reprint Icon -
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.
Biobased lubricants and functional products from Cuphea oil Reprint Icon -
Cermak, S.C., Evangelista, R.L., Jackson, M.A., Compton, D.L., Knothe, G.H., Laszlo, J.A., Evans, K.O. 2015. Biobased lubricants and functional products from Cuphea oil. In: Biresaw, G., Mittal, K., editors. Surfactants in Tribology. Volume IV. Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis. p. 443-482.
Thiol-ene and H-phosphonate-ene reactions for lipid modifications -
Bantchev, G.B., Cermak, S.C., Biresaw, G., Appell, M., 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.
Estolides: A developing and versatile lubricant base stock -
Isbell, T., Cermak, S.C. 2014. Estolides: A developing and versatile lubricant base stock. Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Trade Journal. January 2014.
Synthesis of lesquerella a-hydroxy phosphonates -
Cusimano, J.S., Hart, M.M., Cermak, D.M., Cermak, S.C., Durham, A.L. 2014. Synthesis of lesquerella a-hydroxy phosphonates. Industrial Crops and Products. 53:236-243.
Oxidative stability of estolide esters using PDSC -
Sharma, B.K., Biresaw, G., Cermak, S.C., Isbell, T. 2014. Oxidative stability of estolide esters using PDSC [abstract]. Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Annual Meeting & Exhibition. p. 52.
Synthesis and physical properties of new estolide esters -
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.
Transesterified tyrosol and hydroxytyrosol alkyl esters from cuphea oil – antioxidant behavior in Liposomes -
Evans, K.O., Laszlo, J.A., Cermak, S.C., Compton, D.L., Evangelista, R.L., Berhow, M.A. 2013. Transesterified tyrosol and hydroxytyrosol alkyl esters from cuphea oil – antioxidant behavior in Liposomes [abstract]. American Chemical Society. AGFD 177.
Physical proprieties of low viscosity estolide 2-ethylhexyl esters -
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.
Seed oil and fatty acid composition in Capsicum spp Reprint Icon -
Jarret, R.L., Levy, I.J., Potter, T.L., Cermak, S.C. 2013. Seed oil and fatty acid composition in Capsicum spp. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis. 30(2):102-108.
Synthesis and physical properties of new estolide esters -
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.
New crop oils - Properties as potential lubricants -
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.
Extraction of oil from Euphorbia Lagascae seeds by screw pressing -
Evangelista, R.L., Isbell, T., Roseberg, R.J., Cermak, S.C. 2012. Extraction of oil from Euphorbia Lagascae seeds by screw pressing [abstract]. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops Conference. p. 54.
Biobased alternatives to guar gum as tackifiers for hydromulch -
Vaughn, S.F., Kenar, J.A., Felker, F.C., Berhow, M.A., Cermak, S.C., Evangelista, R.L., Fanta, G.F., Behle, R.W., Lee, E. 2012. Biobased alternatives to guar gum as tackifiers for hydromulch [abstract]. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops.
Medium-chain alkyl esters of tyrosol and hydroxytyrosol antioxidants by cuphea oil transesterification Reprint Icon -
Laszlo, J.A., Cermak, S.C., Evans, K.O., Compton, D.L., Evangelista, R.L., Berhow, M.A. 2013. Medium-chain alkyl esters of tyrosol and hydroxytyrosol antioxidants by cuphea oil transesterification. European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology. 115(3):363-371.
Lubrication properties of new crop oils -
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].
Seed oil content and fatty acid composition in a genebank collection of Cucurbita moschata Duchesne and C. argyrosperma C. Huber Reprint Icon -
Jarret, R.L., Levy, I.J., Potter, T.L., Cermak, S.C., Merrick, L.C. 2013. Seed oil content and fatty acid composition in a genebank collection of Cucurbita moschata Duchesne and C. argyrosperma C. Huber. Plant Genetic Resources: Characterization and Utilization. 11:149-157.
New crop oils - Properties as potential lubricants -
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.
Evaluation of alternatives to guar gum as tackifiers for hydromulch and as clumping agents for biodegradable cat litter Reprint Icon -
Vaughn, S.F., Kenar, J.A., Felker, F.C., Berhow, M.A., Cermak, S.C., Evangelista, R.L., Fanta, G.F., Behle, R.W., Lee, E. 2013. Evaluation of alternatives to guar gum as tackifiers for hydromulch and as clumping agents for biodegradable cat litter. Industrial Crops and Products. 43:798-801.
Ketonization of Cuphea oil for the production of 2-undecanone -
Jackson, M.A., Cermak, S.C. 2012. Ketonization of Cuphea oil for the production of 2-undecanone [abstract]. American Chemical Society. AGFD 202.
Cross ketonization of Cuphea sp. oil with acetic acid over a composite oxide of Fe, Ce, and Al Reprint Icon -
Jackson, M.A., Cermak, S.C. 2012. Cross ketonization of Cuphea sp. oil with acetic acid over a composite oxide of Fe, Ce, and Al. Applied Catalysis A: Genera. 431-432:157-163.
Lubricants and functional fluids from lesquerella oil -
Cermak, S.C., Evangelista, R.L. 2013. Lubricants and functional fluids from lesquerella oil. In: Biresaw, G., Mittal, K.L., editors. Surfactants in Tribology. Volume 3. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. p. 195-226.
Synthesis of alpha-hydroxyphosphonic acids from Lesquerella oil -
Hart, M., Cermak, D.M., Fayer, E., Cermak, S.C. 2012. Synthesis of alpha-hydroxyphosphonic acids from Lesquerella oil. American Chemical Society National Meeting. CHED 1151.
Synthesis of biologically active phosphonates from Lesquerella oil -
Coley, C.L., Cermak, D.M., Fayer, E.L., Cermak, S.C. 2012. Synthesis of biologically active phosphonates from Lesquerella oil. American Chemical Society National Meeting. CHED 212.
Methyl esters from vegetable oils with hydroxy fatty acids: Comparison of lesquerella and castor methyl esters Reprint Icon -
Knothe, G.H., Cermak, S.C., Evangelista, R.L. 2012. Methyl esters from vegetable oils with hydroxy fatty acids: Comparison of lesquerella and castor methyl esters. Fuel. 96:535-540.
Distillation of natural fatty acids and their chemical derivatives -
Cermak, S.C., Evangelista, R.L., Kenar, J.A. 2012. Distillation of natural fatty acids and their chemical derivatives. In: Zereshki, S., editor. Distillation. Rijeka, Croatia: InTech Press. p. 109:140.
Synthesis of novel castor oil phosphonates -
Cermak, S.C., Cermak, D.M., Fayer, E.L., Hart, M.M., Coley, C.L., Deppe, A.B., Durham, A.L. 2012. Synthesis of novel castor oil phosphonates. American Chemical Society National Meeting. AGFD 170.
Novel alpha-hydroxy phosphonic acids via castor oil Reprint Icon -
Cermak, D.M., Cermak, S.C., Deppe, A.B., Durham, A.L. 2012. Novel alpha-hydroxy phosphonic acids via castor oil. Industrial Crops and Products. 37:394-400.
Synthesis and properties of phosphono-derivatives of methyl stearate -
Bantchev, G.B., Biresaw, G., Cermak, S.C. 2012. Synthesis and properties of phosphono-derivatives of methyl stearate [abstract]. Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Annual Meeting & Expo. p. 112.
Characteristics of polyhydroxy milkweed triglycerides and their acylated derivatives in relation to lubricity -
Harry O Kuru, R.E., Biresaw, G., Cermak, S.C. 2012. Characteristics of polyhydroxy milkweed triglycerides and their acylated derivatives in relation to lubricity. Proceedings of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Annual Meeting & Expo. p. 112.
Estolides - ready for practical use -
Cermak, S.C., Bredsguard, J.W., McCalvin, J., John, B.L., Isbell, K.N., Isbell, T. 2012. Estolides - ready for practical use [abstract]. Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Annual Meeting & Expo. p. 110.
Extraction of pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.) seed oil by full pressing Reprint Icon -
Evangelista, R.L., Isbell, T., Cermak, S.C. 2012. Extraction of pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.) seed oil by full pressing. Industrial Crops and Products. 37(1):76-81.
Elastohydrodynamic study of blends of bio-based esters with polyalphaolefin in the low film thickness regime Reprint Icon -
Bantchev, G.B., Biresaw, G., Cermak, S.C. 2012. Elastohydrodynamic study of blends of bio-based esters with polyalphaolefin in the low film thickness regime. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. 89(6):1091-1099.
Phosphonate derivatives of Methyl oleate -
Bantchev, G.B., Biresaw, G., Cermak, S.C. 2011. Phosphonate derivatives of Methyl oleate {abstract}. Annual Meeting and Expo of the American Oil Chemists' Society. p. 71.
Synthesis and physical properties of pennycress estolide 2-ethylhexyl esters -
Cermak, S.C., Isbell, T., Evangelista, R.L. 2011. Synthesis and physical properties of pennycress estolide 2-ethylhexyl esters [abstract]. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops Conference. p. 1.
Thlaspi arvense (Pennycress) germination, bolting and mechanical harvest seed loss -
Isbell, T., Cermak, S.C., Evangelista, R.L. 2011. Thlaspi arvense (Pennycress) germination, bolting and mechanical harvest seed loss [abstract]. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops Conference. p. 5.
Quality of field pennycress oil obtained by screw pressing and solvent extraction -
Evangelista, R.L., Isbell, T., Dunn, R.O., Cermak, S.C. 2011. Quality of field pennycress oil obtained by screw pressing and solvent extraction [abstract]. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops Conference. p. 9.
Potential uses for cuphea oil processing byproducts and processed oils Reprint Icon -
Tisserat, B., Harry O Kuru, R.E., Cermak, S.C., Evangelista, R.L., Doll, K.M. 2012. Potential uses for cuphea oil processing byproducts and processed oils. Industrial Crops and Products. 35:111-120.
Effect of chemical modification on tribological properties -
Biresaw, G., Bantchev, G.B., Harry O Kuru, R.E., Cermak, S.C. 2011. Effect of chemical modification on tribological properties [abstract]. Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Annual Meeting. p. 119.
Tribological properties of vegetable oils modified by reaction with Butanethiol Reprint Icon -
Biresaw, G., Bantchev, G.B., Cermak, S.C. 2011. Tribological properties of vegetable oils modified by reaction with Butanethiol. Tribology Letters. 43(1):17-32.
Sowing date and tillage effects on fall-seeded camelina in the northern Corn Belt -
Gesch, R.W., Cermak, S.C. 2011. Sowing date and tillage effects on fall-seeded camelina in the northern Corn Belt. Agronomy Journal. 103(4):980-987.
Investigation of some characteristics of polyhydroxy milkweed triglycerides and their acylated derivatives in relation to lubricity -
Harry O Kuru, R.E., Biresaw, G., Cermak, S.C., Gordon, S.H., Vermillion, K. 2011. Investigation of some characteristics of polyhydroxy milkweed triglycerides and their acylated derivatives in relation to lubricity. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 59(9):4725-4735.
Development of new crops and products for the U.S. -
Cermak, S.C., Isbell, T. 2010. Development of new crops and products for the U.S. [abstract]. International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Meeting. p. 96.
Estolides - Ready for commercialization -
Cermak, S.C., Bredsguard, J.W., John, B.L., Isbell, K.N., Durham, A.L., Isbell, T.A. 2011. Estolides - Ready for commercialization [abstract]. Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Annual Meeting & Exhibition. p. 107.
Supercritical carbon dioxide extraction of cuphea seed oil -
Eller, F.J., Cermak, S.C., Taylor, S.L. 2011. Supercritical carbon dioxide extraction of cuphea seed oil. Industrial Crops and Products. 33:554-557.
Extraction of Field Pennycress Seed Oil by Full Pressing -
Evangelista, R.L., Isbell, T., Cermak, S.C. 2010. Extraction of Field Pennycress Seed Oil by Full Pressing [abstract]. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops Conference. p. 9.
Thlaspi arvense (Pennycress) germination, development and yield potential -
Isbell, T., Cermak, S.C. 2010. Thlaspi arvense (Pennycress) germination, development and yield potential [abstract]. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops Conference. p. 29.
Cuphea growth, yield, and oil characteristics as influenced by climate and soil environments across the Upper Midwest USA Reprint Icon -
Kim, K., Gesch, R.W., Cermak, S.C., Phippen, W.B., Berti, M.T., Johnson, B.L., Marek, L. 2011. Cuphea growth, yield, and oil characteristics as influenced by climate and soil environments across the Upper Midwest USA. Industrial Crops and Products. 33:99-107.
Synthesis and physical properties of petroselinic based estolide esters Reprint Icon -
Cermak, S.C., Isbell, T., Evangelista, R.L., Johnson, B.L. 2011. Synthesis and physical properties of petroselinic based estolide esters. Industrial Crops and Products. 33:132-139.
Dehulling of Cuphea PSR23 Seeds to Reduce Color of the Extracted Oil -
Evangelista, R.L., Cermak, S.C., Isbell, T. 2010. Dehulling of Cuphea PSR23 Seeds to Reduce Color of the Extracted Oil. Industrial Crops and Products. 31(3):437-443.
Biodiesel from Meadowfoam (Limnanthes alba L.) Seed Oil: Exceptional Oxidative Stability and Unusual Fatty Acid Composition -
Moser, B.R., Knothe, G.H., Cermak, S.C. 2010. Biodiesel from Meadowfoam (Limnanthes alba L.) Seed Oil: Exceptional Oxidative Stability and Unusual Fatty Acid Composition. Energy and Environmental Science. 3:318-327.
Estolides from Coriander Fatty Acids -
Cermak, S.C., Isbell, T. 2009. Estolides from Coriander Fatty Acids [abstract]. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops Conference. p. 14.
Estolides: biobased lubricants -
Cermak, S.C. 2011. Estolides: biobased lubricants. In: Biresaw G., Mittal K.L., editors. Surfactants in Tribology. Vol 2. Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis. p. 269-320.
Cuphea oil as a potential source of biodiesel with improved properties -
Knothe, G.H., Cermak, S.C., Evangelista, R.L. 2009. Cuphea oil as a potential source of biodiesel with improved properties [abstract]. American Oil Chemists Society. p. 80.
Synthesis and physical properties of coriander estolide 2-ethylhexyl esters -
Cermak, S.C., Isbell, T. 2009. Synthesis and physical properties of coriander estolide 2-ethylhexyl esters [abstract]. American Oil Chemists' Society Meeting. p. 87.
Cuphea Oil as Source of Biodiesel with Improved Fuel Properties Caused by High Content of Methyl Decanoate -
Knothe, G.H., Cermak, S.C., Evangelista, R.L. 2009. Cuphea Oil as Source of Biodiesel with Improved Fuel Properties Caused by High Content of Methyl Decanoate. Energy and Fuels. 23:1743-1747.
Feasibility of cuphea as a new oilseed crop to climate and soil environments -
Kim, K., Gesch, R.W., Johnson, B., Iutzi, F., Berti, M., Marek, L., Cermak, S.C., Isbell, T., Phippen, W. 2008. Feasibility of cuphea as a new oil seed crop, to climate and soil environments [abstract]. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops. p. 11.
Illinois cuphea progress - 2007. -
Cermak, S.C., Isbell, T., Behle, R.W., Evangelista, R.L. 2008. Illinois cuphea progress - 2007 [abstract]. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops Conference. p. 51.
Synthesis and physical properties of estolides 2-ethylhexyl esters from coriander fatty acids capped with various fatty acids -
Cermak, S.C., Epping, R.E. 2008. Synthesis and physical properties of estolides 2-ethylhexyl esters from coriander fatty acids capped with various fatty acids. Bradley University Summer Research Symposium, 8/13/08, Peoria, IL.
NCP oilseed processing pilot plant -
Evangelista, R.L., Isbell, T., Cermak, S.C. 2008. NCP oilseed processing pilot plant. Meeting Abstract. 7.
Comparison of a New Estolide Oxidative Stability Package -
Cermak, S.C., Biresaw, G., Isbell, T. 2008. Comparison of a New Estolide Oxidative Stability Package. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. 85(9):879-885.
Estolides - biobased lubricants -
Cermak, S.C., Isbell, T., Biresaw, G. 2008. Estolides - biobased lubricants [abstract]. International Symposium on Surfactants in Solution. Paper No. O-038.
Synthesis and physical properties of mono-estolides with varying chain lengths -
Cermak, S.C., Isbell, T. 2009. Synthesis and physical properties of mono-estolides with varying chain lengths. Industrial Crops and Products. 29(1):205-213.
Cuphea as an alternative feedstock -
Cermak, S.C., Isbell, T., Behle, R.W., Evangelista, R.L., Gesch, R.W. 2008. Cuphea as an alternative feedstock [abstract]. Annual Meeting and Expo of the American Oil Chemists' Society. p. 84.
Examining cuphea as a potential host for western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae): larval development -
Behle, R.W., Hibbard, B.E., Cermak, S.C., Isbell, T.A. 2008. Examining cuphea as a potential host for western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae): larval development. Journal of Economic Entomology. 101(3):797-800.
Evaluation of castor and lesquerella oil derivatives as additives in biodiesel and ultralow sulfur diesel fuels -
Moser, B.R., Cermak, S.C., Isbell, T. 2008. Evaluation of castor and lesquerella oil derivatives as additives in biodiesel and ultralow sulfur diesel fuels. Energy and Fuels. 22:1349-1352.
Blown lesquerella and castor estolide oils -
Cermak, S.C., Richardson, R.M., Isbell, T. 2007. Blown lesquerella and castor estolide oils [abstract]. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops. p. 46.
Full-press oil extraction of Cuphea (PSR23) seeds -
Evangelista, R.L., Cermak, S.C. 2007. Full-press oil extraction of Cuphea (PSR23) seeds. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. 84:1169-1175.
Synthesis of phenoxy ethers of methyl lesquerolate over solid acid catalysts -
Jackson, M.A., Cermak, S.C., Shanks, B., Yeragi, D. 2007. Synthesis of phenoxy ethers of methyl lesquerolate over solid acid catalysts. American Oil Chemists' Society Meeting. p. 101.
POLY(LACTIC ACID) GREEN COMPOSITES USING OILSEED COPRODUCTS AS FILLERS -
Finkenstadt, V.L., Liu, C., Evangelista, R.L., Liu, L.S., Cermak, S.C., Hojillaevangelist, M.P., Willett, J.L. 2007. Poly(lactic acid) green composites using oilseed coproducts as fillers. Industrial Crops and Products. 26(1):36-43.
FILM-FORMING PROPERTIES OF ESTOLIDES -
Biresaw, G., Cermak, S.C., Isbell, T. 2007. Film-forming properties of estolides. Tribology Letters. 27(1):69-78.
Enrichment of decanoic acid in cuphea fatty acids via distillation -
Cermak, S.C., John, A.L., Evangelista, R.L. 2007. Enrichment of Decanoic Acid in Cuphea Fatty Acids via Distillation. Industrial Crops and Products 26(1):93-99.
SYNTHESIS AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF TALLOW-OLEIC ESTOLIDE 2-ETHYLHEXYL ESTERS -
Cermak, S.C., Skender, A.L., Deppe, A.B., Isbell, T. 2007. Synthesis and physical properties of tallow-oleic estolide 2-ethylhexyl esters. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. 84(5):449-456.
Products Derived From Lesquerella Oil -
Cermak, S.C., Isbell, T., Deppe, A.B., Lowery, B.A., Dewey, K.B. 2006. Products Derived From Lesquerella Oil [abstract]. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops Conference. P. 85.
GREEN COMPOSITES OF POLY(LACTIC ACID) AND OILSEED CO-PRODUCTS -
Finkenstadt, V.L., Liu, C., Evangelista, R.L., Liu, L.S., Cermak, S.C., Hojillaevangelist, M.P., Willett, J.L. 2006. Green composites of poly(lactic acid) and oilseed co-products [abstract]. UJNR Annual Meeting. P.21.
PREPARATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF POLY (LACTIC ACID) GREEN COMPOSITES USING AGRICULTURAL CO-PRODUCTS AS FILLERS -
Finkenstadt, V.L., Liu, L.S., Liu, C., Cermak, S.C., Evangelista, R.L., Hojillaevangelist, M.P., Willett, J.L. 2006. Preparation and characterization of poly (lactic acid) green composites using agricultural co-products as fillers [abstract]. World Conference & Exhibition on Oilseed/Vegetable Oil Utilization, Istanbul, Turkey.
NON-LINEAR ADSORPTION MODELING OF FATTY ESTERS AND OLEIC ESTOLIDES VIA BOUNDARY LUBRICATION COEFFICIENT OF FRICTION MEASUREMENTS -
Kurth, T.L., Byars, J.A., Cermak, S.C., Sharma, B.K., Biresaw, G. 2007. Non-linear adsorption modeling of fatty esters and oleic estolides via boundary lubrication coefficient of friction measurements. Wear. 262(5-6):536-544.
2005 CUPHEA PROGRESS IN ILLINOIS -
Cermak, S.C., Isbell, T., Lowery, B.A., Evangelista, R.L., Behle, R.W. 2006. 2005 cuphea progress in illinois [abstract]. Great Lakes Regional American Chemical Society Symposium. P. 198
GREEN COMPOSITES USING POLY(LACTIC ACID) AND AGRICULTURAL CO-PRODUCTS -
Finkenstadt, V.L., Liu, L.S., Liu, C., Cermak, S.C., Evangelista, R.L., Hojillaevangelist, M.P., Willett, J.L. 2006. Green composites using poly(lactic acid) and agricultural co-products [abstract]. Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference. p.64. n.190.
ESTOLIDE ANTI-OXIDANT COMPATIBILITY INVESTIGATION -
Cermak, S.C., Biresaw, G., Isbell, T. 2006. Estolide anti-oxidant compatibility investigation [abstract]. 97th AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo Abstracts. p. 76.
IMPROVEMENT IN THE GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY RESOLUTION OF PETROSELINATE FROM OLEATE -
Isbell, T., Green, L.A., Dekeyser, S.S., Manthey, L.K., Kenar, J.A., Cermak, S.C. 2006. Improvement in the gas chromatography resolution of petroselinate from oleate. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. 83(5):429-434.
PREPARATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF POLY(LACTIC ACID) GREEN COMPOSITES USING AGRICULTURAL CO-PRODUCTS AS FILLERS -
Finkenstadt, V.L., Cermak, S.C., Willett, J.L. 2006. Preparation and characterization of poly(lactic acid) green composites using agricultural co-products as fillers [abstract]. American Chemical Society. n.10.
INVESTIGATION OF THE ELASTOHYDRODYNAMIC PROPERTIES OF ESTOLIDES1 -
Biresaw, G., Isbell, T., Cermak, S.C. 2006. Investigation of the elastohydrodynamic properties of estolides [abstract]. Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers. p. 236.
DEVELOPMENT OF A FUNCTIONAL FLUID FROM HYDROXY OILS -
Isbell, T., Cermak, S.C. 2005. Development of a functional fluid from hydroxy oils. Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers.
ADSORPTION BEHAVIOR OF FATTY ESTERS AND OLEIC ESTOLIDES FROM HEXADECANE VIA COEFFICIENT OF FRICTION MEASUREMENTS -
Kurth, T.L., Cermak, S.C., Biresaw, G. 2005. Adsorption behavior of fatty esters and oleic estolides from hexadecane via coefficient of friction measurements [abstract]. World Tribology Congress III. Available: http://www.conferencetoolbox.org/WTC05/index.cfm.
SYNTHESIS OF BIODEGRADABLE LUBRICANTS FROM TALLOW -
Skender, A.L., Cermak, S.C., Isbell, T. 2005. Synthesis of biodegradable lubricants from tallow [abstract]. Regional Meeting of American Chemical Society. p. 1
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF MONOESTOLIDES WITH VARYING CHAIN LENGTHS -
Phillips, J.L., Lowery, B.A., Isbell, T., Cermak, S.C. 2005. Physical properties of monoestolides with varying chain lengths [abstract]. Regional Meeting of American Chemical Society. p. 1.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF TRIGLYCERIDE ESTOLIDES FROM LESQUERELLA AND CASTOR OILS -
Isbell, T.A., Lowery, B.A., Dekeyser, S.S., Winchell, M.L., Cermak, S.C. 2006. Physical properties of triglyceride estolides from lesquerella and castor oils. Industrial Crops and Products. 23:256-263.
FILM-FORMING PROPERTIES OF ESTOLIDES -
Biresaw, G., Isbell, T., Cermak, S.C. 2005. Film-forming properties of estolides. Proceedings of World Tribology Congress III. Available: http://www.conferencetoolbox.org/WTC05/index.cfm.
FILM-FORMING PROPERTIES OF ESTOLIDES -
Biresaw, G., Isbell, T., Cermak, S.C. 2005. Film-forming properties of estolides [abstract]. World Tribology Congress. p. 51.
ADSORPTION MODELING OF FATTY ESTERS AND OLEIC ESTOLIDES VIA BOUNDARY LUBRICATION COEFFICIENT OF FRICTION MEASUREMENTS -
Kurth, T.L., Cermak, S.C., Byars, J.A., Biresaw, G. 2005. Adsorption modeling of fatty esters and oleic estolides via boundary lubrication coefficient of friction measurements. In: Proceedings of World Tribology Congress III, September 12-16, 2005, Washington, DC. 2005 CDROM.
SYNTHESIS AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF ESTOLIDES FROM LESQUERELLA AND CASTOR FATTY ACID ESTERS -
Cermak, S.C., Brandon, K.B., Isbell, T.A. 2006. Synthesis and physical properties of estolides from lesquerella and castor fatty acid esters. Industrial Crops and Products. 23:54-64.
SYNTHESIS OF LUBRICANTS FROM PLANT AND ANIMAL SOURCES -
Cermak, S.C., Isbell, T. 2005. Synthesis of lubricants from plant and animal sources. Annual Meeting and Expo of the American Oil Chemists' Society.
AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY GREAT LAKES REGIONAL MEETING FEATURES JOINT PROGRAMMING WITH AOCS -
Kenar, J.A., Finkenstadt, V.L., Cermak, S.C. 2005. American Chemical Society Great Lakes Regional Meeting features joint programming with AOCS. Inform. 16(2):118-119.
SEED YIELD AND OIL CONTENT OF CUPHEA AS AFFECTED BY HARVEST DATE -
Gesch, R.W., Cermak, S.C., Isbell, T., Forcella, F. 2005. Seed yield and oil content of cuphea as affected by harvest date. Agronomy Journal. 97:817-822.
CUPHEA SEED AND OIL YIELD RESPONSE TO HARVEST DATE -
Gesch, R.W., Cermak, S.C., Isbell, T., Forcella, F. 2004. Cuphea seed and oil yield response to harvest date [CD-ROM]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. Madison, Wisconsin.
CUPHEA SEED YIELD, BUT NOT SEED OIL CONTENT IS REDUCED BY DROUGHT -
Gesch, R.W., Sharratt, B.S., Cermak, S.C. 2004. Cuphea seed yield, but not seed oil content is reduced by drought [abstract]. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops. p. 38.
PROGRESS ON THE SYNTHESIS OF HYDROXY PHOSPHONATES VIS LESQUERELLA OIL -
Deppe, A.B., Cermak, S.C., Isbell, T., Cermak, D.M. 2004. Progress on the synthesis of hydroxy phosphonates vis lesquerella oil. Great Lakes Regional American Chemical Society Symposium.
SYNTHESIS AND MODIFICATION OF LESQUEROLIC ESTOLIDES FOR USE AS INDUSTRIAL LUBRICANTS -
Widaman, A., Cermak, S.C. 2004. Synthesis and modification of lesquerolic estolides for use as industrial lubricants.
SYNTHESIS OF ESTOLIDES FROM LESQUERELLA AND CASTOR FATTY ESTHERS -
Widaman, A., Stanley, A.M., Cermak, S.C., Isbell, T. Synthesis of estolides from lesquerella and castor fatty esthers. Great Lakes Regional American Chemical Society Symposium.
BIO-BASED FLUIDS FROM LESQUERELLA AND CASTOR -
Cermak, S.C., Isbell, T. 2004. Bio-based fluids from lesquerella and castor. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops Conference.
SYNTHESIS OF BIODEGRADABLE LUBRICANTS -
Cermak, S.C., Skender, A.L., Isbell, T. 2004. Synthesis of biodegradable lubricants. Great Lakes Regional American Chemical Society Symposium.
2004 CUPHEA PROGRESS IN ILLINOIS -
Cermak, S.C., Isbell, T., Behle, R.W. 2004. 2004 cuphea progress in Illinois. Great Lakes Regional American Chemical Society Symposium.
ESTOLIDES - THE NEXT BIO-BASED FUNCTIONAL FLUID -
Cermak, S.C., Isbell, T. 2004. Estolides - The next bio-based functional fluid. Inform. 15(8):515-517.
BATCH DRYING OF CUPHEA SEEDS -
Cermak, S.C., Isbell, T.A., Isbell, J.E., Akerman, G.G., Lowery, B.A., Deppe, A.B. 2005. Batch drying of cuphea seeds. Industrial Crops and Products. 21(3):353-359.
CUPHEA--EXPLORING INSECT INTERACTIONS WITH THIS NEW OIL CROP -
Behle, R.W., Isbell, T., Cermak, S.C. 2004. Cuphea--exploring insect interactions with this new oil crop [abstract]. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting North Central Branch. p. 30
FUNCTIONAL FLUIDS FROM NEW CROP OILS -
CERMAK, S.C., ISBELL, T. FUNCTIONAL FLUIDS FROM NEW CROP OILS. AMERICAN OIL CHEMISTS' SOCIETY MEETING. 2004.
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE INDUSTRIAL UTILIZATION OF HIGH CAPRIC CUPHEA OIL -
ISBELL, T., CERMAK, S.C., EVANGELISTA, R.L. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE INDUSTRIAL UTILIZATION OF HIGH CAPRIC CUPHEA OIL. AMERICAN OIL CHEMISTS' SOCIETY MEETING. 2004.
SYNTHESIS AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF CUPHEA-OLEIC ESTOLIDES AND ESTERS -
Cermak, S.C., Isbell, T. 2004. Synthesis and physical properties of cuphea-oleic estolides and esters. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. 81:297-303.
ESTOLIDES - THE NEXT BIO-BASED LUBRICANT -
PURIFICATION OF MEADOWFOAM MONOESTOLIDE FROM POLYESTOLIDE. -
Isbell, T., Cermak, S.C. 2004. Purification of meadowfoam monoestolide from polyestolide. Industrial Crops and Products. 19:119-118.
POTENTIAL CROPS OF THE FUTURE -
CERMAK, S.C. POTENTIAL CROPS OF THE FUTURE. DYNAMIC CROPPING SYSTEMS: PRINCIPLES, PROCESSES AND CHALLENGES. 165-173. 2003.
SYNTHESIS AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF COST EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONAL FLUIDS -
CERMAK, S.C., ISBELL, T. SYNTHESIS AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF COST EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONAL FLUIDS. INDUSTRIAL CROPS AND PRODUCTS. 2003. V. 18. P. 183-196.
SYNTHESIS OF HYDROXY PHOSPHONATES VIS LESQUERELLA OIL -
ESTOLIDES OVERCOME TRADITIONAL VEGETABLE BASED LUBRICANT SHORTFALLS -
IMPROVED OXIDATIVE STABILITY OF ESTOLIDE ESTERS -
CERMAK, S.C., ISBELL, T. 2003. IMPROVED OXIDATIVE STABILITY OF ESTOLIDE ESTERS. INDUSTRIAL CROPS AND PRODUCTS. 18:223-230.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF LESQUERELLA OIL ESTOLIDES -
NEW LUBRICANTS VIA MONO-ESTOLIDES -
SYNTHESIS OF TRIGLYCERIDE ESTOLIDES FROM LESQUERELLA AND CASTOR OILS -
A NEW CROP FOR THE MIDWEST: CUPHEA -
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF SATURATED ESTOLIDES AND THEIR 2-ETHYLHEXYL ESTERS -
CERMAK, S.C., ISBELL, T. PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF SATURATED ESTOLIDES AND THEIR 2-ETHYLHEXYL ESTERS. INDUSTRIAL CROPS AND PRODUCTS. 16:119-127. 2002.
SYNTHESIS AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF LESQUERELLA OIL ESTOLIDES -
ISBELL, T., WINCHELL, M.L., CERMAK, S.C. SYNTHESIS AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF LESQUERELLA OIL ESTOLIDES. ANNUAL MEETING AND EXPO OF THE AMERICAN OIL CHEMISTS' SOCIETY. 2001.
SYNTHESIS AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF CUPHEA OLEIC ESTOLIDES -
PILOT PLANT DISTILLATION OF MEADOWFOAM FATTY ACIDS -
COMPLEX ESTOLIDES OF CUPHEA AND OLEIC FATTY ACIDS -
SYNTHESIS OF COMPLEX OLEIC CUPHEA ESTOLIDES -
SYNTHESIS OF ESTOLIDES FROM OLEIC AND SATURATED FATTY ACIDS -
DEVELOPMENT OF NEW CROPS FOR THE MIDWEST -
SYNTHESIS OF DELTA-EICOSANOLACTONE AND DELTA-DOCOSANOLACTONE DIRECTLY FROM MEADOWFOAM -
DEVELOPMENT OF A VEGETABLE BASE FUNCTIONAL FLUID USING ESTOLIDE TECHNOLOGY -
COMPLEX ESTOLIDES FROM MIXTURES OF FATTY ACIDS -
NOVEL ESTOLIDES OF CRAMBE, MEADOWFOAM AND OLEIC FATTY ACIDS -
SYNTHESIS OF DELTA-STEAROLACTONE FROM OLEIC ACID -
5-HYDROXY FATTY ACID AMIDES FROM DELTA-LACTONES AND ALKYL GLUCOSAMINES -
ESTOLIDES FROM ADMIXTURES OF MEADOWFOAM AND OLEIC ACID -
DEVELOPMENT OF OXYGENATED DERIVATIVES FROM CRAMBE -
NEW BIODEGRADABLE DETERGENTS FROM MEADOWFOAM OIL -
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