Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/15/2008
Publication Date: 9/1/2008
Citation: Schmitz, J.F., Erhan, S.Z., Sharma, B.K., Johnson, L.A., Myers, D.J. 2008. Biobased products from soybeans. In: Johnson, L.A., White, P.J., Galloway, R., editors. Soybean: Chemistry, Production Processing, and Utilization. Chapter 17. Urbana, IL: AOCS Press. p. 539-612. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: With recent rises in petroleum crude oil prices to over $50 per barrel and anticipated future price increases as petroleum resources become less available, many applications that depend on petroleum are searching for alternatives. Along with this, more stringent environmental standards, ability to modify soybean oil for improved performance properties, and more cost effective chemical conversion processes, are leading to increased use of soybean oil as a feedstock for industrial products. These factors provide a good incentive to develop new materials from soybean oil for industrial applications, which can open needed new markets for this important crop. This chapter discusses use of soybean oil in fuels, lubricants, paints, coatings, varnish, oleochemicals, resins and plastics, drying oil products, and other industrial products.