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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Gordon Selling

Research Chemist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Evaluation of the mechanical and thermal properties of coffee tree wood flour - polypropylene composites - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tisserat, B., Reifschneider, L., Lopez Nunez, J.C., Hughes, S.R., Selling, G.W., Finkenstadt, V.L. 2014. Evaluation of the mechanical and thermal properties of coffee tree wood flour - polypropylene composites. BioResources. 9(3):4449-4467.
Polymer composites prepared from heat-treated starch and styrene-butadiene latex - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (13-Apr-14)
Structure-function properties of starch spherulites grafted with poly(methyl acrylate) - (Abstract Only)
Finkenstadt, V.L., Selling, G.W., Felker, F.C., Fanta, G.F. 2014. Structure-function properties of starch spherulites grafted with poly(methyl acrylate). Meeting Abstract.
Improved corn protein based articles - (Abstract Only)
Selling, G.W. 2014. Improved corn protein based articles. Meeting Abstract.
Composition and functional properties of protein recovered from pennycreess (Thlaspi arvense) press cake - (Abstract Only)
Hojillaevangelist, M.P., Selling, G.W., Evangelista, R.L. 2014. Composition and functional properties of protein recovered from pennycreess (Thlaspi arvense) press cake. Meeting Abstract.
Improved zein articles using polyethylenemaleic anhydride - (Abstract Only)
Selling, G.W., Byars, J.A., Utt, K.D. 2014. Improved zein articles using polyethylenemaleic anhydride. Meeting Abstract.
Preparation, composition and functional properties of pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.) seed protein isolates - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hojillaevangelist, M.P., Selling, G.W., Berhow, M.A., Evangelista, R.L. 2014. Preparation, composition and functional properties of pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.) seed protein isolates. Industrial Crops and Products. 55(1):173-179.
Extraction and characterization of protein in four common dry beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (15-Feb-14)
Impact of reaction conditions on architecture and rheological properties of starch graft polyacrylamide polymers - (Abstract Only)
Selling, G.W., Xu, J. 2014. Impact of reaction conditions on architecture and rheological properties of starch graft polyacrylamide polymers. Meeting Abstract.
Improved zein films using polyethylenemaleic anhdyride - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Selling, G.W., Utt, K.D. 2013. Improved zein films using polyethylenemaleic anhdyride. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. DOI: 10,1002/app.40122.
Role of non-covalent interactions in the production of visco-elastic material from zein - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smith, B., Bean, S., Selling, G.W., Sessa, D.J. and Aramouni, F.M. 2014. Role of non-covalent interactions in the production of visco-elastic material from zein. Food Chemistry. 147:230-238.
Use of cotton gin trash and compatibilizers in polyethylene composites - (Book / Chapter)
Cheng, H.N., Dowd, M.K., Finkenstadt, V.L., Selling, G.W., Evangelista, R.L., Biswas, A. 2013. Use of cotton gin trash and compatibilizers in polyethylene composites. In: Cheng, H.N., Gross, R.A., Smith, P.B., editors. Green Polymer Chemistry: Biocatalysis and Materials II. ACS Symposium Series, vol. 1144. Washington, DC: American Chemical Society. p. 423-431.
Physical Properties of Extruded and Injection Molded Corn Gluten Meal - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lawton Jr, J.W., Selling, G.W., Willett, J.L. 2003. PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF EXTRUDED AND INJECTION MOLDED CORN GLUTEN MEAL. Industrial Crops and Products. xx.
Impact of reaction conditions on grafting acrylamide onto starch - (Abstract Only)
Selling, G.W., Utt, K.D. 2013. Impact of reaction conditions on grafting acrylamide onto starch. Meeting Abstract. xx.
Impact of thiocyanate salts on zein properties - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Selling, G.W., Maness, A.N., Bean, S., Smith, B.M. 2013. Impact of thiocyanate salts on zein properties. Cereal Chemistry. 90(3):204-210.
Microwave-assisted synthesis of alkyl cellulose in aqueous medium - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Biswas, A., Kim, S., Selling, G.W., Cheng, H.N. 2013. Microwave-assisted synthesis of alkyl cellulose in aqueous medium. Carbohydrate Polymers. 94(1):120-123.
Effects of cold-pressing and seed cooking on functional properties of protein in pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.) seed and press cakes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hojilla-Evangelista, M.P., Evangelista, R.L., Isbell, T., Selling, G.W. 2013. Effects of cold-pressing and seed cooking on functional properties of protein in pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.) seed and press cakes. Industrial Crops and Products. 45(1):223-229.
Physical and mechanical properties of extruded poly(lactic acid)-based Paulownia elongata biocomposites - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tisserat, B., Joshee, N., Mahapatra, A.K., Selling, G.W., Finkenstadt, V.L. 2013. Physical and mechanical properties of extruded poly(lactic acid)-based Paulownia elongata biocomposites. Industrial Crops and Products. 44:88-96.
Effect of multiple extrusion passes on zein - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Selling, G.W., Utt, K.D. 2012. Effect of multiple extrusion passes on zein. Polymer Degradation and Stability. 98(1):184-189.
Modifications of zein with isocyanates - (Abstract Only)
Cheng, H.N., Biswas, A., Sessa, D.J., Selling, G.W. 2012. Modifications of zein with isocyanates (abstract). American Chemical Society Southwest Regional Meeting. Paper No. SWRM 388.
Impact of various extrusion processes on zein - (Abstract Only)
Selling, G.W. 2102. Impact of various extrusion processes on zein. Meeting Abstract. #.
Electrospun fiber and cast films produced using zein blends with nylon-6 - (Abstract Only)
Selling, G.W., Biswas, A. 2012. Electrospun fiber and cast films produced using zein blends with nylon-6. Meeting Abstract. #.
Zein-based polymers formed by modifications with isocyanates - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sessa, D.J., Cheng, H.N., Kim, S., Selling, G.W., Biswas, A. 2012. Zein-based polymers formed by modifications with isocyanates. Industrial Crops and Products. 43(1):106-113.
Compatibility of melt-processed zein blends with methylenediphenyl 4,4'-diisocyanate-thermal, mechanical and physical properties - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sessa, D.J., Selling, G.W., Biswas, A. 2012. Compatibility of melt-processed zein blends with methylenediphenyl 4,4'-diisocyanate-thermal, mechanical and physical properties. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 51(27):9199-9203.
Extraction of proteins from pennycress seeds and press cake Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Selling, G.W., Hojillaevangelist, M.P., Evangelista, R.L., Isbell, T., Price, N.P., Doll, K.M. 2013. Extraction of proteins from pennycress seeds and press cake. Industrial Crops and Products. 41(1):113-119.
Blends of zein and nylon-6 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Selling, G.W., Biswas, A. 2012. Blends of zein and nylon-6. Polymers and the Environment. 20(1):631-637.
Electrospun fiber and cast films produced using zein blends with nylon-6 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Selling, G.W. 2012. Electrospun fiber and cast films produced using zein blends with nylon-6. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 123(5):2651-2661.
Zein purificatin for use in producing gluten-free bread and electro-spun fibers - (Abstract Only)
Sessa, D.J., Bean, S., Smith, B.M., Selling, G.W. 2011. Zein purificatin for use in producing gluten-free bread and electro-spun fibers. Meeting Abstract. xx.
Instrumental physical analysis of microwaved glycerol citrate foams - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tisserat, B., Selling, G.W., Byars, J.A., Stuff, A.M. 2011. Instrumental physical analysis of microwaved glycerol citrate foams. Journal of Polymers and the Environment. 20:291-298.
Evaluation of cotton byproducts as fillers for poly(lactic acid) and low density polyethylene Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sutivisedsak, N., Cheng, H.N., Dowd, M.K., Selling, G.W., Biswas, A. 2012. Evaluation of cotton byproducts as fillers for poly(lactic acid) and low density polyethylene. Industrial Crops and Products. 36:127-134.
Electrospun zein fibers using glyoxal as the cross-linking reagent - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Selling, G.W., Biswas, A., Woods, K.K. 2011. Electrospun zein fibers using glyoxal as the cross-linking reagent. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 60(4):537-542.
Extraction of proteins from pennycress - (Abstract Only)
Selling, G.W., Evangelista, R.L., Isbell, T., Hojillaevangelist, M.P. 2011. Extraction of Proteins from Pennycress. Meeting Abstract. #.
Effect of orientation on the morphology and mechanical properties of PLA/starch composite filaments - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shogren, R.L., Selling, G.W., Willett, J.L. 2011. Effect of orientation on the morphology and mechanical properties of PLA/starch composite filaments. Polymers and the Environment. 19(2):329-334.
The effect of extrusion processing on zein - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Selling, G.W. 2010. The effect of extrusion processing on zein. Polymer Degradation and Stability. 95(12):2241-2249. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2010.09/013
Electrospinning formaldehyde cross-linked zein solutions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Selling, G.W., Woods, K.K., Biswas, A. 2011. Electrospinning formaldehyde cross-linked zein solutions. Polymer International. 60(4):537.
Degradation of Corn Protein During Extrusion Processing - (Abstract Only)
Selling, G.W. 2011. Degradation of Corn Protein During Extrusion Processing. Meeting Abstract.
Synthesis of Cellulose Acetate from Cotton Byproducts - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cheng, H.N., Dowd, M.K., Selling, G.W., Biswas, A. 2010. Synthesis of Cellulose Acetate from Cotton Byproducts. Carbohydrate Polymers. 80(2):499-452.
Improved Understanding of the Reaction of Zein with Glyoxal or Formaldehyde and Electrospinning of the Resulting Solutions - (Abstract Only)
Selling, G.W. 2010. Improved Understanding of the Reaction of Zein with Glyoxal or Formaldehyde and Electrospinning of the Resulting Solutions. Meeting Abstract.
Compatible Blends of Zein and Polyvinylpyrrolidone - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Woods, K.K., Selling, G.W., Cooke, P.H. 2009. Compatible Blends of Zein and Polyvinylpyrrolidone. Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy. Available online http://www.springerlink.com/content/q806776x453k1335/fulltext.pdf
Iodine-Catalyzed Polysaccharide Esterification - (Review Article)
Biswas, A., Selling, G.W., Shogren, R.L., Willett, J.L., Buchanan, C.M., Cheng, H.C. 2009. Iodine-Catalyzed Polysaccharide Esterification. Chemistry Today/Chimica Oggi. 27(4):33-35.
Gelation studies on cross-linking of zein with various reagents using oscillatory rheometry and sample property comparison - (Abstract Only)
Selling, G.W. 2009. Gelation studies on cross-linking of zein with various reagents using oscillatory rheometry and sample property comparison. Meeting Abstract. xx.
Industrial extraction and utilization of zein - (Abstract Only)
Selling, G.W. 2009. Industrial extraction and utilization of zein. Meeting Abstract.
Production of PLA-Starch Fibers - (Abstract Only)
Selling, G.W., Shogren, R.L. 2009. Production of PLA-Starch Fibers. Meeting Abstract. Abstract #54.
Synthesis of Phenyl-Adducted Cyclodextrin through the Click Reaction - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Biswas, A., Cheng, H., Selling, G.W., Willett, J.L., Kendra, D.F. 2009. Synthesis of Phenyl-Adducted Cyclodextrin through the Click Reaction. Carbohydrate Polymers. 77(2009):681-685.
Surface Modification of Zein Films - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Biswas, A., Selling, G.W., Woods, K.K., Evans, K.O. 2009. Surface modification of zein films. Industrial Crops and Products. 30(169):168-171.
Reactive Extrusion of Zein with Glyoxal - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Selling, G.W., Woods, K.K., Biswas, A., Willett, J.L. 2009. Reactive Extrusion of Zein with Glyoxal. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 113(3):1828-1835.
Electrospun zein fibers using glyoxal or formaldehyde as the cross-linking reagent - (Abstract Only)
Selling, G.W. 2009. Electrospun zein fibers using glyoxal or formaldehyde as the cross-linking reagent. Meeting Abstract. xx.
Improved Melt Processing of Zein - (Abstract Only)
Selling, G.W., Woods, K.K. 2008. IMPROVED MELT PROCESSING OF ZEIN. Meeting Abstract. xx.
Improved Isolation and Utilization of Zein - (Abstract Only)
Selling, G.W. 2008. IMPROVED ISOLATION AND UTILIZATION OF ZEIN. Meeting Abstract. xx.
Improved melt processing of zein - (Abstract Only)
Selling, G.W., Woods, K.K. 2008. Improved melt processing of zein. Meeting Abstract. xx.
Electrospun zein fibers using glutaraldehyde as the cross-linking reagent-effect of time and temperature - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Selling, G.W., Woods, K.K., Sessa, D.J., Biswas, A. 2008. Electrospun zein fibers using glutaraldehyde as the cross-linking reagent-effect of time and temperature. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics. 209(10):1003-1011.
Electrospun zein fibers using glutaraldehyde as the cross-linking reagent - (Abstract Only)
Selling, G.W., Woods, K.K., Sessa, D.J., Biswas, A. 2008. Electrospun zein fibers using glutaraldehyde as the cross-linking reagent. Meeting Abstract. xx.
Rapid and Environmentally Friendly Preparation of Starch Esters - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Biswas, A., Shogren, R.L., Selling, G.W., Salch, J., Willett, J.L., Buchanan, C.M. 2008. Rapid and Environmentally Friendly Preparation of Starch Esters. Carbohydrate Polymers. 74:137-141.
Melt reaction of zein with glyoxal to improve tensile strength and reduce solubility - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Woods, K.K., Selling, G.W. 2008. Melt reaction of zein with glyoxal to improve tensile strength and reduce solubility. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 109(4):2375-2383.
Impact of Solvent on Electrospinning of Zein and Analysis of Resulting Fibers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Selling, G.W., Biswas, A., Patel, A., Walls, D.J., Dunlap, C.A., Wei, Y. 2007. Impact of solvent on electrospinning of zein and analysis of resulting fibers. Biomacromolecules. 208:(9)1002-1010.
Improved isolation of zein from corn gluten meal using acetic acid as solvent - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Selling, G.W., Woods, K.K. 2008. Improved isolation of zein from corn gluten meal using acetic acid as solvent. Cereal Chemistry. 85(2):202–206.
Effect of Solvent and Temperature on Secondary and Tertiary Structure of Zein by Circular Dichroism - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Selling, G.W., Hamaker, S.A., Sessa, D.J. 2007. Effect of solvent and temperature on secondary and tertiary structure of zein by circular dichroism. Cereal Chemistry. 84:(3)265-270.
Corn Gluten Meal As a Thermoplastic Resin: Effect of Plasticizers and Water Content - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lawton Jr, J.W., Selling, G.W., Willett, J.L. 2008. CORN GLUTEN MEAL AS A THERMOPLASTIC RESIN: EFFECT OF PLASTICIZERS AND WATER CONTENT. Cereal Chemistry. 85(2):102-108.
Improved Zein Formulations - (Abstract Only)
Woods, K.K., Selling, G.W. 2007. IMPROVED ZEIN FORMULATIONS. Meeting Abstract. xx.
Improved Isolation & Electrospinning of Zein - (Abstract Only)
Selling, G.W., Woods, K.K. 2007. IMPROVED ISOLATION & ELECTROSPINNING OF ZEIN. Meeting Abstract. xx.
Improved Physical Properties of Zein Using Glyoxal As a Crosslinker - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Woods, K.K., Selling, G.W. 2007. Improved Physical Properties of Zein Using Glyoxal as a Crosslinker. Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy. 1(2)282-288.
Extraction and Electrospinning of Zein Extracted from Corn Gluten Meal Using Acetic Acid - (Abstract Only)
Selling, G.W., Woods, K.K. 2007. EXTRACTION AND ELECTROSPINNING OF ZEIN EXTRACTED FROM CORN GLUTEN MEAL USING ACETIC ACID. Meeting Abstract. xx.
A Solvent-Free Process to Esterify Polysaccharides - (Abstract Only)
Biswas, A., Shogren, R.L., Selling, G.W., Willett, J.L., Buchanan, C. 2007. A SOLVENT-FREE PROCESS TO ESTERIFY POLYSACCHARIDES. Meeting Abstract. xx.
Improved Physical Properties of Zein Using Glyoxal As a Crosslinker - (Abstract Only)
Woods, K.K., Selling, G.W. 2007. IMPROVED PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF ZEIN USING GLYOXAL AS A CROSSLINKER. Meeting Abstract. xx.
Properties of Films from Corn Zein Reacted with Glutaraldehyde - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sessa, D.J., Mohamed, A., Byars, J.A., Hamaker, S., Selling, G.W. 2007. Properties of films from corn zein reacted with glutaraldehyde. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 105:2877-2883.
Sample Preparation and testing Methods Affect the Physical Properties and Evaluation of Plasticized Zein - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Selling, G.W., Sessa, D.J. 2007. Sample Preparation and testing Methods Affect the Physical Properties and Evaluation of Plasticized Zein. Industrial Crops and Products. 25(3):266-273.
Iodine Catalyzed Esterification of Cellulose Using Reduced Levels of Solvent - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Biswas, A., Selling, G.W., Appell, M.D., Woods, K.K., Willett, J.L., Buchanan, C.M. 2007. Iodine catalyzed esterification of cellulose using reduced levels of solvent. Carbohydrate Polymers. 68(3):555-560.
Multivalent Carboxylic Acids to Modify the Properties of Zein - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Selling, G.W., Sessa, D.J. 2006. Multivalent carboxylic acids to modify the properties of zein. Industrial Crops and Products. 25:(1)63-69.
Improved Electrospinning of Zein - (Abstract Only)
Selling, G.W., Patel, A. 2006. Improved electrospinning of zein [abstract]. American Chemical Society. Paper No. 5.
Compatible Polymer Blends of Zein and Polyvinylpyrrolidone - (Abstract Only)
Woods, K.K., Selling, G.W. 2006. Compatible polymer blends of zein and polyvinylpyrrolidone [abstract]. American Chemical Society. Paper No. 54.
Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Films from Zein Reacted with Glutaraldehyde - (Abstract Only)
Sessa, D.J., Mohamed, A., Byars, J.A., Selling, G.W. 2006. Thermal and mechanical properties of films from zein reacted with glutaraldehyde [abstract]. American Chemical Society. Paper No. 70.
Mechanical Properties of Films from Zein Reacted with Glutaraldehyde - (Abstract Only)
Sessa, D.J., Byars, J.A., Selling, G.W. 2006. Mechanical properties of films from zein reacted with glutaraldehyde [abstract]. Corn Utilization and Technology Conference. p. 43.
Structural Characterization of A-Zein - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Momany, F.A., Sessa, D.J., Lawton Jr, J.W., Selling, G.W., Hamaker, S.A., Willett, J.L. 2005. Structural characterization of a-zein. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. 54:p.543-547.
Rheological Studies Utilizing Various Lots of Zein in N, N-Dimethylformamide Solutions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Selling, G.W., Lawton Jr, J.W., Bean, S., Dunlap, C.A., Sessa, D.J., Willett, J.L., Byars, J.A. 2005. Rheological studies utilizing various lots of zein in N, N-dimethylformamide solutions. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 2:40.
Routes to Improved Physical Properties and Processing of Zein - (Abstract Only)
Selling, G.W., Sessa, D.J., Lawton Jr, J.W. 2005. Routes to improved physical properties and processing of zein [abstract]. CD-ROM. International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin.
Properties of Zein Processed with Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate in Semi-Dry State - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sessa, D.J., Selling, G.W., Willett, J.L., Palmquist, D.E. Properties of zein processed with sodium dodecyl sulfate in semi-dry state. Industrial Crops and Products. 2006. p.111.
Spandex Containing a Mixture of Phenolic - (Abstract Only)
Houser, N.E., Selling, G.W. Spandex containing a mixture of phenolic. 2005. U.S. Patent Application 6,846,866.
Factors That Influence Physical Properties of Zein Based Articles - (Abstract Only)
Selling, G.W., Sessa, D.J. 2005. Factors that influence physical properties of zein based articles[abstract]. American Chemical Society. p.124.
Comparison of Chemically-Modified Zeins Using a Bis-Aldehyde Versus a Carbodiimide - (Abstract Only)
Sessa, D.J., Hamaker, S.A., Selling, G.W. 2005. Comparison of chemically-modified zeins using a bis-aldehyde versus a carbodiimide[abstract]. American Chemical Society. p.161.
Rheological Studies of Zein in Non-Aqueous Solutions - (Abstract Only)
Selling, G.W., Sessa, D.J. 2004. Rheological studies of zein in non-aqueous solutions[abstract]. BioEnvironmental Polymer Society. p.49:122.
Effect of Orientation on Physical Properties of Zein Based Films - (Abstract Only)
Selling, G.W., Sessa, D.J. 2004. Effect of orientation on physical properties of zein based films[abstract]. American Chemical Society. p.45.
Reaction of Zein with Suitable Reagents to Induce Cross-Links - (Abstract Only)
Selling, G.W., Sessa, D.J. 2004. Reaction of zein with suitable reagents to induce cross-links[abstract]. American Chemical Society. p.74:49.
Corn Gluten Meal As Thermoplastic Resins - (Abstract Only)
Lawton Jr, J.W., Selling, G.W., Willett, J.L. 2004. Corn gluten meal as thermoplastic resins[abstract]. American Chemical Society Meeting. p.68.
Zein: a New Look at An Old Industrial Protein - (Abstract Only)
Lawton Jr, J.W., Sessa, D.J., Selling, G.W., Willett, J.L. 2004. Zein: a new look at an old industrial protein[abstract]. Association American Cereal Chemists. p.53:138.
Mechanical Properties of Sodium Dodecyll Sulfate-Modified Zein - (Abstract Only)
Sessa, D.J., Selling, G.W. Mechanical properties of sodium dodecyll sulfate-modified zein. Meeting Abstract.
Effect of Water and Tri(ethylene) Glycol on Rheological Properties of Zein - (Abstract Only)
Selling, G.W., Sessa, D.J. 2004. Effect of water and tri(ethylene) glycol on rheological properties of zein. American Chemical Society. p. 75.
Effect of Water and Tri(ethylene)glycol on Rheological Properties of Zein - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Selling, G.W., Sessa, D.J., Palmquist, D.E. 2004. Effect of water and tri(ethylene)glycol on rheological properties of zein. Polymer. Available: http://authors.elseviere.com/sd/article/S0032386104003611.
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