Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-17 of 17 items

  • Keywords: cellulose x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

Uninvited Guests

Nicholas P. Money

in Carpet Monsters and Killer Spores: A Natural History of Toxic Mold

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172270
eISBN:
9780199790258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172270.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

Black molds feed by secreting enzymes that dissolve complex molecules, like cellulose, as their filamentous hyphae insinuate themselves in their food sources. Many of the molds that grow in buildings ... More


Aracruz Celulose: A Case History

Erling Lorentzen

in Footprints in the Jungle: Natural Resource Industries, Infrastructure, and Biodiversity Conservation

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195125788
eISBN:
9780199832927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195125789.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter provides a case history of Aracruz Celulose, a Brazilian company established to implement an innovative project – the creation of planted forestry, using fast‐growing eucalyptus, for the ... More


Fake Silk: The Lethal History of Viscose Rayon

Paul David Blanc

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300204667
eISBN:
9780300224887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204667.001.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

When a new technology makes people ill, how high does the body count have to be before protectives steps are taken? This disturbing book tells a dark story of hazardous manufacturing, poisonous ... More


Why Cooperate?

Thomas N. Sherratt and David M. Wilkinson

in Big Questions in Ecology and Evolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199548606
eISBN:
9780191917769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199548606.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

An altruistic act is one in which an individual incurs a cost that results in a benefit to others. Giving money or time to those less fortunate than ourselves is one ... More


Bio-nanocomposites with non-cellulosic biofillers

Peter R. Chang, Jin Huang, and Ning Lin

in Nanocomposites with Biodegradable Polymers: Synthesis, Properties, and Future Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199581924
eISBN:
9780191728853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581924.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Among the components of bio-nanocomposites, the nanometer sized biofillers from biomass show unique advantages over traditional inorganic nanoparticles by virtue of their biodegradability and ... More


Bio-nanocomposites using bio-based epoxy resins

Mitsuhiro Shibata

in Nanocomposites with Biodegradable Polymers: Synthesis, Properties, and Future Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199581924
eISBN:
9780191728853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581924.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

As nanocomposites composed of bio-based epoxy resins, bio-based hardeners, and nanofillers, polyglycerol polyglycidyl ether (PGPE) / ε-poly(L-lysine) (PL) / montmorillonite (MMT), glycerol ... More


Digestion: Grass to Gas and Chips

Dale F. Lott

in American Bison: A Natural History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233386
eISBN:
9780520930742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233386.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

A grassland's plants combine the energy from the sun with water and nutrients from the soil to grow and reproduce. These plants produce the stuff of life and growth for grass eaters. There are ... More


The Biology of Integration of Cells into Microscale and Nanoscale Systems

Michael L. Simpson and Timothy E. McKnight

in Cellular Computing

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195155396
eISBN:
9780197561942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195155396.003.0013
Subject:
Computer Science, Mathematical Theory of Computation

In chapter 5 we focused on the informational interface between cells and synthetic components of systems. This interface is concerned with facilitating and ... More


Approaches to Tissue Engineering

W. Mark Saltzman

in Tissue Engineering: Engineering Principles for the Design of Replacement Organs and Tissues

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195141306
eISBN:
9780197561775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195141306.003.0019
Subject:
Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry

The first part of this book has proposed that tissue engineering is a modern realization of a practice with ancient origins. Tissue engineering is ... More


Nutritional Strategy of Giant Pandas in the Qinling Mountains of China

Yu Long, Zhi Lü, Dajun Wang, Xiaojian Zhu, Hao Wang, Yingyi Zhang, and Wenshi Pan

in Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238671
eISBN:
9780520930162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238671.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter addresses the dietary and nutritional information initially reported by Schaller et al. for giant pandas from Wolong. Captive feeding demonstrates that pandas may be capable of more ... More


Roots, Shoots, Leaves, and Grapes

David R. Dalton

in The Chemistry of Wine: From Blossom to Beverage and Beyond

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190687199
eISBN:
9780197559802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687199.003.0015
Subject:
Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

As noted earlier and as anticipated by Charles and Francis Darwin it has been argued that plants sense the direction of gravity (gravitropism) by movement ... More


Preparation, Analysis, and Degradation

James E. Mark, Dale W. Schaefer, and Gui Lin

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195181739
eISBN:
9780197562321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195181739.003.0004
Subject:
Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry

Elemental silicon on which the entire technology is based is typically obtained by reduction of the mineral silica with carbon at high temperatures: . . . SiO2 + 2C → ... More


Elastomeric Networks

James E. Mark, Dale W. Schaefer, and Gui Lin

in The Polysiloxanes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195181739
eISBN:
9780197562321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195181739.003.0009
Subject:
Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry

Gelation is the cross-linking process that leads to the network structures required for rubberlike elasticity. In some cases, gelation can be reversible. There have ... More


The Shikimate Pathway: Biosynthesis of Phenolic Products from Shikimic Acid

Gary W. Morrow

in Bioorganic Synthesis: An Introduction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199860531
eISBN:
9780197563229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199860531.003.0009
Subject:
Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

Like other amino acids, the aromatic amino acids phenylalanine, tyrosine, and tryptophan are vitally important for protein synthesis in all organisms. However, while ... More


Science and Crafts

Roald Hoffmann

in Roald Hoffmann on the Philosophy, Art, and Science of Chemistry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199755905
eISBN:
9780197563069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199755905.003.0026
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

I came to Penland to write. The craft s were dear to me; first textiles, especially bobbin lace, which my wife made and collected, and taught me to look ... More


In the Beginning

Paul David Blanc

in Fake Silk: The Lethal History of Viscose Rayon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300204667
eISBN:
9780300224887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204667.003.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter examines the nature of viscose manufacturing and the known or suspected toxic effects of carbon disulfide. It begins with a history of carbon disulfide, which was first synthesized in ... More


Candy Floss, Cellulose, Sugars and Foods

David Segal

in Materials for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198804079
eISBN:
9780191842320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804079.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

Chapter 2 describes conversion of cellulose to useful products in the 19th century (rayon, celluloid, guncotton) and the role of glucose in its chemical structure. The preparation of candy floss ... More


View: