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PLANTS

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
2669
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2669
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Npi
417 Wakara Way Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: PLANTS
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $40,000.00
 

Abstract:

VAST AREAS OF THE WESTERN AND SOUTHWESTERN U.S. CONSIST OF ARID AND SEMI-ARID LANDS THAT ARE CURRENTLY UNDERUTILIZED. A PHYTOCHEMICAL SURVEY OF OVER 800 PLANT SPECIES NATIVE TO THESE REGIONS INDICATES THAT ATRIPLEX CANESCENS, A SUCCESSFUL RANGELAND SHRUB, IS A POTENTIALLY USEFUL SOURCE OF TRITERPENOID SAPONINS, A GROUP OF NATURALLY-OCCURRING SURFACTANTS WITH INDUSTRIAL UTILITY. HOWEVER, FURTHER WORK IS NEEDED IN TERMS OF EXTRACTION AND INSOLATION TECHNOLOGY AND PROCESS DESIGN, STRUCTURE ELUCIDATION OF THE COMPOUNDS, ND CHARACTERIZATION OF THEIR PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES IN TERMS OF SURFACTANT PROPERTIES (DETERGENCY), HEAT STABILITY,WATER DISPERSIBILITY, AND BIODEGRADABILITY. THE PROPOSED PHASE I RESEARCH WILL RESOLVE THESE QUESTIONS AND FORM THE BASIS FOR THE COMMERCIAL EXPLOITATION OF THIS CURRENTLY UNDERUTILIZED BIORENEWABLE CHEMCIAL RESOURCE.

Principal Investigator:

Dr manuel f balandrin
NATURAL PRODUCTS CHEMIST
8015820144

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Npi
University Research Pk 417 Wakara Way Salt Lake City, UT 84108

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No