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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Nicholas P Latona (Nick)
Biobased and Other Animal Co-Products
Materials Engineer

Phone: (215) 233-6750 ext. 6750
Fax: (215) 233-6795
Room 2206.2
600 E MERMAID LN
ERRC
WYNDMOOR, PA, 19038-8598


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Choline chloride based ionic liquid analogues as tool for the fabrication of agar films with improved mechanical properties - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sousa, A.M., Souza, H.S., Latona, N.P., Liu, C., Goncalves, M.P., Liu, L.S. 2014. Choline chloride based ionic liquid analogues as tool for the fabrication of agar films with improved mechanical properties. Carbohydrate Polymers. DOI: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2014.04.019.
Effects of thickness and gain on the amplitude of airborne ultrasonics - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, C., Latona, N.P. 2014. Effects of thickness and gain on the amplitude of airborne ultrasonics. Journal of American Leather Chemists Association. 109(3):70-74.
Preparation of nonwoven and green composites from collagen fibrous networks - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, C., Latona, N.P., Taylor, M.M. 2014. Preparation of nonwoven and green composites from collagen fibrous networks. Journal of American Leather Chemists Association. 109(2):35-40.
Treatment of hides with tara-modified protein products - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Taylor, M.M., Medina, M.B., Lee, J., Bumanlag, L.P., Latona, N.P., Brown, E.M., Liu, C. 2013. Treatment of hides with tara-modified protein products. Journal of American Leather Chemists Association. 108:438-444.
Effects of bating, pickling, and crosslinking treatments on the characteristics of fibrous networks from un-tanned hides - (Abstract Only)
Liu, C., Latona, N.P., Taylor, M.M., Latona, R.J. 2013. Effects of bating, pickling, and crosslinking treatments on the characteristics of fibrous networks from un-tanned hides [abstract}. 109th Annual ALCA Convention, June 20-23, 2013, Pinehurst, North Carolina.
Thermal and mechanical properties of glycerol-based polymer films infused with plant cell wall polysaccharides - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wyatt, V.T., Yadav, M.P., Latona, N.P., Liu, C. 2013. Thermal and mechanical properties of glycerol-based polymer films infused with plant cell wall polysaccharides. Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy. 7:348-356.
Effects of level and length of supplementation on leather characteristics of yearling Boer and Spanish wethers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Merkel, R.C., Liu, C., Latona, N.P., El A'Mma, A., Goetsch, A.L. 2013. Effects of level and length of supplementation on leather characteristics of yearling Boer and Spanish wethers. Journal of American Leather Chemists Association. 108(4):139-145.
Effects of bating, pickling and crosslinking treatments on the characteristics of fibrous networks from un-tanned hides - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, C., Latona, N.P., Taylor, M.M., Latona, R.J. 2013. Effects of bating, pickling and crosslinking treatments on the characteristics of fibrous networks from un-tanned hides. Journal of American Leather Chemists Association. 108(3):79-85.
Evaluation of hides, wet blue and leather using airborne ultrasonics - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, C., Latona, N.P., Yoon, S.C. 2013. Evaluation of hides, wet blue and leather using airborne ultrasonics. Journal of American Leather Chemists Association. 108(4):128-138.
Evaluation of hides and leather using ultrasonic technology - (Proceedings)
Liu, C., Latona, N.P. 2012. Evaluation of hides and leather using ultrasonic technology. 9th Asian International Conference on Leather Science and Technology. November 12-14, 2012, Taipei, Taiwan. p. 1.
Physical properties of collagen fibrous networks derived from bovine hides - (Proceedings)
Liu, C., Latona, N.P. 2012. Physical properties of collagen fibrous networks derived from bovine hides. In: Proceedings of American Chemical Society, Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering. August 16-19, 2012, Philadelphia, PA. 107:652-653.
Effects of dehydration methods on characteristics of fibrous networks from un-tanned hides - (Abstract Only)
Liu, C., Latona, N.P., Taylor, M.M., Latona, R.J. 2012. Effects of dehydration methods on characteristics of fibrous networks from un-tanned hides [abstract]. American Leather Chemists Association Meeting., June 7-10, 2012, Greensborough, North Carolina. 1:1.
Biodegradable composites from polyester and sugar beet pulp with antimicrobial coating for food packaging - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, W., Coffin, D.R., Jin, Z.T., Latona, N.P., Liu, C., Liu, B., Zhang, J., Liu, L.S. 2012. Biodegradable composites from polyester and sugar beet pulp with antimicrobial coating for food packaging. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 126:E361-E372.
Effects of dehydration methods on the characteristics of fibrous networks from un-tanned hides - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, C., Latona, N.P., Taylor, M.M., Latona, R.J. 2012. Effects of dehydration methods on the characteristics of fibrous networks from un-tanned hides. Journal of American Leather Chemists Association. 107(3):70-77.
Airborne ultrasonic inspection of hides and leather - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, C., Latona, N.P. 2011. Airborne ultrasonic inspection of hides and leather. Journal of American Leather Chemists Association. 106(11):326-331.
Composite drying with simultaneous vacuum and toggling - (Proceedings) - (01-Jul-11)
Airborne ultrasonic inspection of hides and leather - (Abstract Only) - (15-Mar-11)
Crispy and crunchy textures: a critical evaluation of rigid foods Reprint Icon - (Review Article)
Tunick, M.H., Onwulata, C.I., Thomas-Gahring, A.E., Phillips, J.G., Pimentel, M.R., Mukhopadhyay, S., Sheen, S., Cooke, P.H., Liu, C., Latona, N.P. 2013. Crispy and crunchy textures: a critical evaluation of rigid foods. International Journal of Food Science and Technology. 16(5):949-963. DOI:10.1080/10942912.2011.573116
Instrumental textural perception of food and comparative biomaterials Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Onwulata, C.I., Pimentel, M., Thomas-Gahring, A.E., Phillips, J.G., Tunick, M.H., Mukhopadhyay, S., Sheen, S., Cooke, P.H., Liu, C., Latona, N.P. 2013. Instrumental textural perception of food and comparative biomaterials. International Journal of Food Properties. 16(4):928-948.
Composite drying with simultaneous vacuum and toggling - (Abstract Only) - (01-Mar-11)
Effects of alpha-tocopherol addition to polymeric coatings on the UV and heat resistance of a fibrous collagen material--chrome-free leather - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, C., Latona, N.P., Ramos, M. 2011. Effects of alpha-tocopherol addition to polymeric coatings on the UV and heat resistance of a fibrous collagen material--chrome-free leather. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. Available: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/app.34129/fullDOI.
Drying leather with vacuum and toggling sequentially - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, C., Latona, N.P., Lee, J. 2011. Drying leather with vacuum and toggling sequentially. Journal of American Leather Chemists Association. 106(3):76-82.
Polymeric coatings containing mixed tocopherols to improve the UV and heat resistance of leather - (Proceedings)
Liu, C., Latona, N.P., Liu, L.S., Ramos, M. 2010. Polymeric coatings containing mixed tocopherols to improve the UV and heat resistance of leather. Proceedings of American Chemical Society, Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering. PMSE Preprints. Pub no. 366.
Characterizations of biobased materials using acoustic emission methods - (Book / Chapter)
Liu, C., Liu, L.S., Latona, N.P. 2012. Characterizations of biobased materials using acoustic emission methods. In: Institute for Engineering of Polymer Materials and Dyes. Biochemical Physics and Biodeterioration New Horizons, Torun, Poland. 138-161.
Mechanical properties and area retention of leather dried with biaxial stretching under vacuum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, C., Latona, N.P., Ramos, M., Goldberg, N.M. 2010. Mechanical properties and area retention of leather dried with biaxial stretching under vacuum. Journal of Materials Science. 45(7):1889-1896.
Acoustic emission studies for leather using dual sensors - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, C., Latona, N.P., Lee, J. 2010. Acoustic emission studies for leather using dual sensors. Journal of American Leather Chemists Association. 105(4):109-115.
The Use of Mixed Tocopherols to Improve UV and Heat Resistance of Leather - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, C., Liu, L.S., Latona, N.P., Ramos, M., Latona, R.J. 2010. The Use of Mixed Tocopherols to Improve UV and Heat Resistance of Leather. Journal of American Leather Chemists Association. 105(1):9-15.
Effects of Milling on the Fibrous Structure and Mechanical Behaviors of a Collagen Material--Leather - (Proceedings)
Liu, C., Latona, N.P. 2009. Effects of Milling on the Fibrous Structure and Mechanical Behaviors of a Collagen Material--Leather. In: Proceedings of the American Chemical Society National Meeting, Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering, August 15-20, 2009, Washington, D.C. PMSE Preprints. 101:775-776.
Microscopic observations of the leather looseness and its effects on mechanical properties - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, C., Latona, N.P., Lee, J., Cooke, P.H. 2009. Microscopic observations of the leather looseness and its effects on mechanical properties. Journal of American Leather Chemists Association. 104(7):230-236.
Leather Coated with Mixtures of Humectant and Antioxidants to Improve UV and Heat Resistance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, C., Ramos, M., Latona, N.P., Latona, R.J. 2009. Leather Coated with Mixtures of Humectant and Antioxidants to Improve UV and Heat Resistance. Journal of American Leather Chemists Association. 104(5):161-168.
Composite Drying with Simultaneous Vacuum and Toggling - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, C., Liu, L.S., Latona, N.P., Goldberg, N.M., Cooke, P.H. 2009. Composite Drying with Simultaneous Vacuum and Toggling. Journal of American Leather Chemists Association. 104(4):131-138.
Effects of Antioxidants on Polymeric Coatings for a Fibrous Collagen Material: Leather - (Proceedings)
Liu, C., Latona, N.P., Cooke, P.H. 2008. Effects of Antioxidants on Polymeric Coatings for a Fibrous Collagen Material: Leather. Proceedings of American Chemical Society, Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering. PMSE Preprints. 99:29-30.
Airborne Ultrasonics for Nondestructive Evaluation of Leather Quality - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, C., Godinez-Azcuaga, V.F., Latona, N.P., Hanson, M., Ozevin, D. 2008. Airborne Ultrasonics for Nondestructive Evaluation of Leather Quality. Journal of American Leather Chemists Association. 103(7):209:214.
Polymeric Coatings Containing Antioxidants to Improve UV- and Heat Resistance of Chrome-Free Leather - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, C., Latona, N.P., Dimaio, G.L., Cooke, P.H. 2008. Polymeric Coatings Containing Antioxidants to Improve UV and Heat Resistance of Chrome-Free Leather. Journal of American Leather Chemists Association. 103(6):167-175.
New Acoustic Methods for Nondestructive Evaluation of Leather Quality - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, C., Godinez-Azcuaga, V.F., Latona, N.P., Hanson, M., Finlayson, R.D. 2008. New Acoustic Methods for Nondestructive Evaluation of Leather Quality. Journal of American Leather Chemists Association. 103(3):89-127.
Drying Chrome-free Leather using a Combination of Vacuum and Toggling - (Proceedings)
Liu, C., Latona, N.P., Dimaio, G.L., Cooke, P.H. 2007. Drying Chrome-free Leather using a Combination of Vacuum and Toggling. In: Proceedings of International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies and American Leather Chemists Association Conference, June 20-24, 2007, Washington, D.C. 2007 CDROM.
Viscoelasticity Studies for Chrome-Free Leather - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, C., Latona, N.P., Dimaio, G.L., Cooke, P.H. 2007. Viscoelasticity Studies for Chrome-Free Leather. Journal of Materials Science. 42:8509-8516.
Milling Effects on Mechanical Behaviors of Leather - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, C., Latona, N.P., Dimaio, G.L., Cooke, P.H. 2007. Milling Effects on Mechanical Behaviors of Leather. Journal of American Leather Chemists Association. 102(6):191-197.
Drying Chrome-free Leather Using a Combination of Vacuum and Toggling - (Abstract Only)
Liu, C., Latona, N.P., Cooke, P.H., Dimaio, G.L. 2007. Drying Chrome-free Leather Using a Combination of Vacuum and Toggling [abstract]. American Leather Chemists Association Meeting. p. 37.
Nondestructive Evaluation of Leather Quality by Means of Acoustic Emission and Airborne Ultrasonics - (Abstract Only)
Godinez, V., Liu, C., Latona, N.P., Hanson, M., Finlayson, R.D. 2007. Nondestructive Evaluation of Leather Quality by Means of Acoustic Emission and Airborne Ultrasonics [abstract]. American Leather Chemists Association Meeting. p. 34.
EFFECTS OF DRYING PROCESSES AND FATLIQUORING ON RESILIENCY OF LEATHER - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, C., Latona, N.P., Cooke, P.H. 2007. Effects of drying processes and fatliquoring on resiliency of leather. Journal of American Leather Chemists Association. 102(2):68-74.
ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS ON CHROME-FREE LEATHER - (Abstract Only)
Liu, C., Latona, N.P., Ashby, R.D., Ding, K. 2006. Environmental effects on chrome-free leather [abstract]. American Leather Chemists Association Meeting. p. 13.
RECENT PROGRESS ON ACOUSTIC METHODS FOR NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION OF LEATHER QUALITY - (Abstract Only)
Godinez-Azcuaga, V.F., Liu, C., Latona, N.P., Hanson, M., Finlayson, R.D. 2006. Recent progress on acoustic methods for nondestructive evaluation of leather quality [abstract]. American Leather Chemists Association Meeting. p. 21.
ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS ON CHROME-FREE LEATHER - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, C., Latona, N.P., Ashby, R.D., Ding, K. 2006. Environmental Effects on Chrome-free Leather. Journal of American Leather Chemists Association. 101(10):368-375.
EFFECTS OF STRETCHING AND DRYING RATE ON THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CHROME-FREE LEATHER - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, C., Latona, N.P., Cooke, P.H. 2006. Effects of stretching and drying rate on the mechanical properties of chrome-free leather. Journal of American Leather Chemists Association. 101(9):330-335.
LUBRICATION OF LEATHER WITH MIXTURES OF POLYETHLENE GLYCOL AND OIL - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, C., Latona, N.P. 2006. Lubrication of leather with mixtures of polyethlene glycol and oil. Journal of American Leather Chemists Association. 101(4):132-139.
CHARACTERIZATION OF POLYMERIC COATINGS USING ACOUSTIC EMISSION TECHNIQUES - (Proceedings)
Liu, C., Latona, N.P. 2005. Characterization of polymeric coatings using acoustic emission techniques. American Chemical Society, Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering. PMSE Preprints. 97:905-906.
NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING USING ROTATIONAL AE SENSORS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, C., Latona, N.P., Dimaio, G.L., Godinez, V., Finlayson, R.D., Hanson, M. 2005. Nondestructive testing using rotational ae sensors. Journal of American Leather Chemists Association. 100(11):438-446.
LUBRICATION OF LEATHER WITH MIXTURES OF POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL AND OIL - (Abstract Only)
Liu, C., Latona, N.P. 2005. Lubrication of leather with mixtures of polyethylene glycol and oil [abstract]. American Leather Chemists Association Meeting. Paper No. 10.
GLUTARALDEHYDE-TANNED LEATHER TREATED WITH TOCOPHEROL - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, C., Latona, N.P., Lee, J. 2005. Glutaraldehyde-tanned leather treated with tocopherol. Journal of American Leather Chemists Association. 100(3):102-110.
A DRYING STUDY FOR GLUTARALDEHYDE-TANNED LEATHER - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, C., Latona, N.P., Lee, J. 2005. A drying study for glutaraldehyde-tanned leather. Journal of American Leather Chemists Association. 100(1):8-15.
GLUTARALDEHYDE-TANNED LEATHER TREATED WITH TOCOPHEROLS - (Abstract Only)
Liu, C., Latona, N.P., Lee, J. 2004. Glutaraldehyde-tanned leather treated with tocopherols [abstract]. Annual Meeting of the American Leather Chemists Association. Paper No. 13.
NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION OF LEATHER BASED ON ACOUSTIC EMISSION - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, C., Latona, N.P. 2004. Nondestructive evaluation of leather based on acoustic emission. Journal of American Leather Chemists Association. 99(6):251-257.
EFFECTS OF DRYING METHODS ON CHROME-TANNED LEATHER - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, C., Latona, N.P., Lee, J. 2004. Effects of drying methods on chrome-tanned leather. Journal of American Leather Chemists Association. 99(5):205-210.
PHYSICAL PROPERTY STUDIES FOR A COLLAGEN MATERIAL: LEATHER TREATED WITH TOCOPHEROL - (Proceedings)
LIU, C., LATONA, N.P. PHYSICAL PROPERTY STUDIES FOR A COLLAGEN MATERIAL: LEATHER TREATED WITH TOCOPHEROL. PROC AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOC DIV OF POLYMERIC MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING. 2003. V. 89. P. 226-227.
APPLICATION OF TOCOPHEROL TO IMPROVE THE DURABILITY OF LEATHER - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, C., Latona, N.P. 2003. Application of tocopherol to improve the durability of leather. Journal of American Leather Chemists Assocation. 98(10):400-407.
ABSORPTION AND ACOUSTIC EMISSION STUDIES FOR A COLLAGEN MATERIAL - LEATHER TREATED WITH POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL - (Proceedings)
LIU, C., LATONA, N.P., DIMAIO, G.L. ABSORPTION AND ACOUSTIC EMISSION STUDIES FOR A COLLAGEN MATERIAL - LEATHER TREATED WITH POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL. PROCEEDINGS OF AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY NATIONAL MEETING. 2002. 87, p. 119-120
ACOUSTIC EMISSION STUDIES ON THE LUBICATION OF A FIBROUS COLLAGEN MATERIAL-LEATHER - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (17-May-02)
PHYSICAL PROPERTY STUDIES FOR LEATHER LUBRICATED WITH VARIOUS TYPES OF FATLIQUORS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
LIU, C., LATONA, N.P., DIMAIO, G.L. PHYSICAL PROPERTY STUDIES FOR LEATHER LUBRICATED WITH VARIOUS TYPES OF FATLIQUORS. JOURNAL OF AMERICAN LEATHER CHEMISTS ASSOCIATION. 2002. V. 97. P. 431-440.
PHYSICAL PROPERTY STUDIES FOR LEATHER LUBRICATED WITH VARIOUS TYPES OF FATLIQUORS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
LIU, C., LATONA, N.P., DIMAIO, G.L. PHYSICAL PROPERTY STUDIES FOR LEATHER LUBRICATED WITH VARIOUS TYPES OF FATLIQUORS. JOURNAL OF AMERICAN LEATHER CHEMISTS ASSOCIATION. 2002. V. 97. P. 431-440.
PHYSICAL PROPERTY STUDIES FOR LEATHER LUBRICATED WITH VARIOUS TYPES OF FATLIQUORS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
LIU, C., LATONA, N.P., DIMAIO, G.L. PHYSICAL PROPERTY STUDIES FOR LEATHER LUBRICATED WITH VARIOUS TYPES OF FATLIQUORS. JOURNAL OF AMERICAN LEATHER CHEMISTS ASSOCIATION. 2002. V. 97. P. 431-440.
PHYSICAL PROPERTY STUDIES FOR LEATHER LUBRICATED WITH VARIOUS TYPES OF FATLIQUORS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
LIU, C., LATONA, N.P., DIMAIO, G.L. PHYSICAL PROPERTY STUDIES FOR LEATHER LUBRICATED WITH VARIOUS TYPES OF FATLIQUORS. JOURNAL OF AMERICAN LEATHER CHEMISTS ASSOCIATION. 2002. V. 97. P. 431-440.
ACOUSTIC EMISSION STUDIES FOR LEATHER COATINGS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
LIU, C., LATONA, N.P., DIMAIO, G.L. ACOUSTIC EMISSION STUDIES FOR LEATHER COATINGS. JOURNAL OF AMERICAN LEATHER CHEMISTS ASSOCIATION. 2002. V. 97. P. 389-399.
AREA RETENTION STUDIES FOR VACUUM-DRIED LEATHER - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
LIU, C., LATONA, N.P., DIMAIO, G.L. AREA RETENTION STUDIES FOR VACUUM-DRIED LEATHER. JOURNAL OF AMERICAN LEATHER CHEMISTS ASSOCIATION. 2002. V. 97. P. 355-368.
LUBRICATION OF LEATHER WITH POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
LIU, C., LATONA, N.P., DIMAIO, G.L. LUBRICATION OF LEATHER WITH POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL. JOURNAL OF AMERICAN LEATHER CHEMISTS ASSOCIATION. 2002. V. 97. P. 329-338.
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