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Modifying Lesquerella Oil by Maleic Anhydride for Thermal Setting Coating Materials
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This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project envisages new thermoset coating materials derived from lesquerella oil. The proposed research will result in the creation of markets for lesquerella oil and wil assist the USDA efforts to replace imported castor oil with domestically produced lesquerella oil. Bench-scale investigations of lesquerella oil modification will focus on addition reaction of maleic anhydride, product purification, and cross-linkage reactions to produce thermosetting coating materials.
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