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Research Project: Conversion of Polysaccharides and Other Bio-based Materials to High-Value, Commercial Products

Location: Plant Polymer Research

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

Pequi oil microencapsulation by complex coacervation using gelatin-cashew gum blends - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Microwave-assisted extraction of soluble sugars from banana puree with natural deep eutectic solvents (NADES) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gómez, A.V., Tadini, C.C., Biswas, A., Buttrum, M., Kim, S., Boddu, V.M., Cheng, H.N. 2019. Microwave-assisted extraction of soluble sugars from banana puree with natural deep eutectic solvents (NADES). LWT - Food Science and Technology. 107:79-88. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lwt.2019.02.052.

Synthesis and characterization of an iron-containing fatty acid-based ionomer - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stone, D.A., Biswas, A., Liu, Z., Boddu, V., Cheng, H.N. 2019. Synthesis and characterization of an iron-containing fatty acid-based ionomer. International Journal of Polymer Science. Vol. 2019, Article ID 3024784, 9 pp. https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/3024784.

Preparation of sorbitol-based polyurethanes and their semi-interpenetrating polymer networks - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Biswas, A., Cheng, H.N., Kim, S., Appell, M., Boddu, V., Alves, C.R., Furtado, R.F. 2019. Preparation of sorbitol-based polyurethanes and their semi-interpenetrating polymer networks. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. https://doi.org/10.1002/app.47602.

Historic role of the USDA in food production, quality, and security - (Book / Chapter)

Use of natural deep eutectic solvents for polymerization and polymer reactions - (Review Article)
Gómez, A.V., Biswas, A., Tadini, C.C., Furtado, R.F., Alves, C.R., Cheng, H.N. 2019. Use of natural deep eutectic solvents for polymerization and polymer reactions. Journal of Brazilian Chemical Society. 30(4):717-726.

Effects of coupling agent on the properties of hybrid composites via direct injection moulding - (Proceedings)

Mechanical characterization and effect of water absorption on PLA/carbon fiber composites in injection molding - (Proceedings)

Effects of microwave and water incorporation on natural deep eutectic solvents (NADES) and their extraction properties - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gómez, A.V., Biswas, A., Tadini, C.C., Vermillion, K., Buttrum, M., Cheng, H.N. 2018. Effects of microwave and water incorporation on natural deep eutectic solvents (NADES) and their extraction properties. Advances in Food Science and Engineering. 2(4):125-135. https://dx.doi.org/10.22606/afse.2018.24004.

Preparation of hydrophobically modified Cashew Gum through reaction with Alkyl Ketene Dimer - (Book / Chapter)
Biswas, A., Kim, S., Buttrum, M.A., Furtado, R.F., Alves, C.R., Cheng, H.N. 2018. Preparation of hydrophobically modified Cashew Gum through reaction with Alkyl Ketene Dimer. Green Polymer Chemistry: New Products, Processes, and Applications. ACS Symposium Series. 1310:137-146.

Microwave-assisted synthesis and characterization of sucrose polyurethane and its interpenetrating polymer networks - (Abstract Only)
Biswas, A., Kim, S., Boddu, V.M., Cheng, H.N. 2018. Microwave-assisted synthesis and characterization of sucrose polyurethane and its interpenetrating polymer networks [abstract). American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, Boston, Aug. 19-23, 2018, Boston, MA.

Metal chloride-catalyzed acetylation of starch: Synthesis and characterization - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Biswas, A., Kim, S., Furtado, R.F., Alves, C.R., Buttrum, M., Boddu, V.M., Cheng, H.N. 2018. Metal chloride-catalyzed acetylation of starch: Synthesis and characterization. International Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization. 23(6):577-589.

Public-private partnership is a win-win - (Trade Journal)
Finkenstadt, V.L. 2018. Public-private partnership is a win-win situation. Peoria Magines InterBusiness Issues(iBi). https://peoriamagazines.com/ibi/2018/aug.

Preparation and characterization of carboxymethyl cellulose films with embedded essential oils - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Biswas, A., Furtado, R.F., Bastos, M.S.R., Benevides, S.D., Oliveira, M.A., Boddu, V.M., Cheng, H.N. 2018. Preparation and characterization of carboxymethyl cellulose films with embedded essential oils. Journal of Materials Science Research. 7(4):16-25.

Performance evaluation of cashew gum and gelatin blend for food packaging - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oliveira, M.A., Furtado, R.F., Bastos, M.R., Benevides, S., Leitao, R.C., Muniz, C.R., Biswas, A., Cheng, H.N. 2018. Performance evaluation of cashew gum and gelatin blend for food packaging. Journal of Food Packaging and Shelf Life. 17:27-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fpsl.2018.05.003.

Tensile strength properties of starch and cinnamon leaf essential oil blends - (Abstract Only)
Morrical, L., Finkenstadt, V.L. 2018. Tensile strength properties of starch and cinnamon leaf essential oil blends [abstract]. 22nd Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference, June 18-20, 2018, Portland, OR.

Mechanical properties and release rates of cinnamon oil infused into PLA and Waxy Starch for single-serving cups - (Abstract Only)
Finkenstadt, V.L., Hornback, K.J., Luke, M. 2018. Mechanical properties and release rates of cinnamon oil infused into PLA and Waxy Starch for single-serving cups [abstract]. 22nd Anual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference,June 18-20, 2018, Portland, OR.

Microwave-assisted synthesis of sucrose polyurethanes and their semi-interpenetrating polymer networks with polycaprolactane and soybean oil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Biswas, A., Kim, S., Gomez, A., Buttrum, M.A., Boddu, V.M., Cheng, H.N. 2018. Microwave-assisted synthesis of sucrose polyurethanes and their semi-interpenetrating polymer networks with polycaprolactane and soybean oil. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 57: 3227-3234. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/acs.iecr.7b04059.

A rapid and specific biosensor for Salmonella typhimurium detection in milk - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Alesandre, D.L., Melo, A.A., Furtado, R.F., Borges, M.F., Figueiredo, E.T., Biswas, A., Cheng, H.N., Alves, C.R. 2018. A rapid and specific biosensor for Salmonella typhimurium detection in milk. Food and Bioprocess Technology. 11(4):748-756. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11947-017-2051-8.

Optimization and characterization of a biosensor assembly for detection of Salmonella Typhimurium - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Melo, A.M.A., Alexandre, D.L., Oliveira, M.R.F., Furtado, R.F., Borges, M.F., Ribeiro, P.R.V., Biswas, A., Cheng, H.N., Alves, C.R., Figueiredo, E.A.T. 2017. Optimization and characterization of a biosensor assembly for detection of Salmonella Typhimurium. Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry. 22(5):1321-1330. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10008-017-3767-0.

Elimination of interference from water in KBr disk FT-IR spectra of solid biomaterials by chemometrics solved with kinetic modeling Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gordon, S.H., Harry-O'kuru, R.E., Mohamed, A.A. 2017. Elimination of interference from water in KBr disk FT-IR spectra of solid biomaterials by chemometrics solved with kinetic modeling. Talanta. 174:587-598.

Emerging Energetic Materials: Synthesis, Physicochemical, and Detonation Properties - (Book / Chapter)
Boddu, V.M., Viswanath, D.S., Ghosh, T.K. 2018. Emerging Energetic Materials: Synthesis, Physicochemical, and Detonation Properties. Dordrecht: Springer. 478 p.

Active packaging using regenerated cellulose and hydroxypropyl amylopectin for fresh food products - (Abstract Only)
Finkenstadt, V.L., Xu, J. 2017. Active packaging using regenerated cellulose and hydroxypropyl amylopectin for fresh food products [abstract]. American Chemical Society National Meeting, August 20-24, 2017, Washington, DC.

Preparation and evaluation of hemicellulose films and their blends Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mendes, F., Bastos, M., Mendes, L.G., Silva, A., Sousa, F.D., Monteiro-Moreira, A., Cheng, H.N., Biswas, A., Moreira, R.A. 2017. Preparation and evaluation of hemicellulose films and their blends. Food Hydrocolloids. 70:181-191.

Physical properties of select explosive components for assessing their fate and transport in the environment - (Book / Chapter)
Boddu, V.M., Costales-Nieves, C., Damavarapu, R., Viswanath, D.S., Shukla, M.K. 2017. Physical properties of select explosive components for assessing their fate and transport in the environment. In: Shukla, M.K., Boddu, V.M., Steevens, J.A., Damavarapu, R., Leszczynski, J., editors. Energetic Materials: From Cradle to Grave. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. p. 343-371.

Bacterial exopolysaccharides for corrosion resistance on low carbon steel - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Finkenstadt, V.L., Bucur, C., Cote, G.L., Evans, K.O. 2017. Bacterial exopolysaccharides for corrosion resistance on low carbon steel. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. doi: 10.1002/app.45032.

Electrosynthesis and characterization of polypyrrole/cashew gum composite grown on gold surface in aqueous medium Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Castro, R., Monte, R.S., Mendes, L.G., Furtado, R.F., Silva, A., Biswas, A., Cheng, H.N., Alves, C.R. 2016. Electrosynthesis and characterization of polypyrrole/cashew gum composite grown on gold surface in aqueous medium. International Journal of Electrochemical Science. 12:50-61.

Amperometric biosensor for Salmonella typhimurium detection in milk - (Proceedings)
Alexandre, D.L., Melo, A., Furtado, R.F., Borges, M.F., Figueiredo, E., Biswas, A., Cheng, H.N., Alves, C.R. 2016. Amperometric biosensor for Salmonella typhimurium detection in milk. Proceedings of the 25th Food Science and Technology Brazilian Congress (CBCTA) and the 10th CIGR Section IV International Technical Symposium, October 24-27, 2016, Gramado/RS, Brazil.

Cashew gum and gelatin blend for food packaging application - (Proceedings)
Oliveira, M.A., Furtado, R.F., Bastos, M., Benevides, S.D., Muniz, C.R., Biswas, A., Cheng, H.N. 2016. Cashew gum and gelatin blend for food packaging application. Proceedings of the 25th Food Science and Technology Brazilian Congress (CBCTA) and the 10th CIGR Section IV International Technical Symposium, October 24-27, 2016, Gramado/RS, Brazil.

Preparation and characterisation of zein and chitosan edible film - (Proceedings)
Pinho, L.X., Oliveira, M., Oliveira, W.Q., Furtado, R.F., Bastos, M., Muniz, C., Biswas, A., Cheng, H.N. 2016. Preparation and characterisation of zein and chitosan edible film. Proceedings of the 25th Food Science and Technology Brazilian Congress (CBCTA) and the 10th CIGR Section IV International Technical Symposium, October 24-27, 2016, Gramado/RS, Brazil.

Characterization of pinto bean high-starch fraction after air classification and extrustion Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simons, C., Hall, C., Biswas, A. 2017. Characterization of pinto bean high-starch fraction after air classification and extrustion. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation Research. 41(6).

Synthesis of a cardanol-amine derivative using an ionic liquid catalyst Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Biswas, A., Alves, C.R., Trevisan, M.T.S., da Silva, R.L.E., Furtado, R.F., Liu, Z., Cheng, H.N. 2016. Synthesis of a cardanol-amine derivative using an ionic liquid catalyst. Frontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering. 10(3):425-431.

Electrochemical immunosensors for Salmonella detection in food Reprint Icon - (Review Article)
Melo, A.M.A., Alexandre, D.L., Furtado, R.F., Borges, M.F., Figueiredo, E.A.T., Biswas, A., Cheng, H.N., Alves, C.R. 2016. Electrochemical immunosensors for Salmonella detection in food. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 100(12):5301-5312.

Accelerated long-term assessment of thermal and chemical stability of bio-based phase change materials - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Patel, J.S., Gao, E., Boddu, V.M., Stephenson, L.D., Kumar, A. 2016. Accelerated long-term assessment of thermal and chemical stability of bio-based phase change materials. Journal of Building Physics. doi: 10.1177/1744259115624178.

Derivatives of cardanol through the ene reaction with diethyl azodicarboxylate Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Biswas, A., Alves, C.R., Trevisan, M.T.S., Berfield, J., Furtado, R.F., Liu, Z., Cheng, H.N. 2016. Derivatives of cardanol through the ene reaction with diethyl azodicarboxylate. Journal of Brazilian Chemical Society. 27(6):1078-1082.

Physical and mechanical testing of essential oil-embedded cellulose ester films Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bastos, M.S.R., Laurentino, L.S., Canuto, K.M., Mendes, L.G., Martins, C.M., Silva, S.M.F., Furtado, R.F., Kim, S., Biswas, A., Cheng, H.N. 2016. Physical and mechanical testing of essential oil-embedded cellulose ester films. Polymer Testing. 49:156-161.