Oilseeds: Production, Varieties and Management Practices


Lindsey Harvey (Editor)

Series: Agriculture Issues and Policies
BISAC: TEC003030

The predicted depletion of fossil fuels has mobilized society and the scientific community towards the use of alternative and sustainable sources of energy. A promising alternative could be the valorization of oil bearing crops via transesterification reactions towards the production of biodiesel. As such, the first chapter of Oilseeds: Production, Varieties and Management Practices assesses the most significant contributions in the homogeneous and heterogeneous catalyzed transesterification under acidic or alkaline conditions considering the parameters affecting the processes as well as biodiesel yields.

The following chapter highlights the synthesis of copper soaps derived from edible oils, the synthesis of complexes with 2-amino-6-methyl Benzothiazole derived from already synthesized copper soaps for comparative studies, spectral studies, thermogravimetric analysis of copper soaps derived from groundnut, sesame, neem and karanja, and more.

The authors go on to highlight biocidal studies performed to assess the comparative toxicity on two easily available fungi, Alternaria alternata and Aspergillus niger.

The synthesis of copper soaps with increasing carbon atom p-substituted benzothiazoles is also examined.

In the concluding chapter, the authors summarize the results of the microencapsulation technology of butylated hydroxyanisole carried out in their laboratory in recent years. Both free and microencapsulated butylated hydroxyanisole were in situ evaluated for controlling the mycoflora present in peanut stored in different systems intended for confectionery, seed and industry. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Oilseed Valorization for Biodiesel Production via Catalytic Transformation
(Antigoni G. Margellou, Michael G. Kontominas and Philippos J. Pomonis, Department of Chemistry, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece)

Chapter 2. Synthesis, Spectroscopic Characterization, Kinetics and Thermo Gravimetric Analysis of Copper Surfactants of 2-Amino 6-Methyl Benzothiazole Complexes Derived from Various Oils
(A. Joram, PhD, R. Sharma, PhD, and A.K. Sharma, PhD, Department of Chemistry, S.P.C. Govt. College, Ajmer, Raj., India, and others)

Chapter 3. Synthesis, Spectral and Biocidal Application of Copper Soaps Urea Complexes Derived from Edible Oils
(M. Saxena, PhD, R. Sharma, PhD, and A.K. Sharma PhD, Department of Chemistry, S.D. Govt. College, Beawar, Raj., India, and others)

Chapter 4. Spectroscopic Characterization and Biological Application of Copper Surfactant and Their Benzothaizole Complexes in Non-Aqueous Media
(A. K. Sharma, PhD, R. Sharma, PhD, and A. Gangwal, PhD, Department of Chemistry, S.P.C. Govt. College, Ajmer, Raj., India, and others)

Chapter 5. Free and Microencapsulated Butylated Hydroxyanisole Applications as Alternative Strategies against Fungi and Insects in Peanut Destined to Different Purposes
(Daiana García, Natalia Girardi, María Alejandra Passone*, Andrea Nesci and Miriam Etcheverry, Laboratorio de Ecología Microbiana, Departamento de Microbiología e Inmunología, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas Físico Químicas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto, Río Cuarto, Córdoba, Argentina)


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