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Extraction, Characterization of Components and Potential Thermoplastic Applications of Camelina Meal Grafted with Vinyl Monomers.
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PMID:  22540881     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Camelina meal contains oil, proteins and carbohydrates that can be used to develop value added bioproducts. In addition to containing valuable polymers, coproducts generated during the production of biofuels are inexpensive and renewable. Camelina is a preferred oil seed crop for biodiesel production since camelina is easier to grow and provides better yields. In this research, the components in camelina meal were extracted and studied for their composition, structure and properties. The potential of using the camelina meal to develop thermoplastics was also studied by grafting various vinyl monomers. Oil (19%) extracted from camelina meal could be useful for food and fuel applications and proteins and cellulose in camelina meal could be useful to develop films, fibers and thermoplastics. Thermoplastic films developed from grafted camelina meal had excellent wet tensile properties, unlike thermoplastics developed from other biopolymers. Camelina meal grafted with butylmethacrylate (BMA) had high dry and wet tensile strength of 53.7 and 17.3 MPa, respectively.
Authors:
Narendra Reddy; Enqi Jin; Lihong Chen; Xue Jiang; Yiqi Yang
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-27
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Title:  Journal of agricultural and food chemistry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1520-5118     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
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Created Date:  2012-4-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374755     Medline TA:  J Agric Food Chem     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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