Publications 1983 2016

2009
5 Citations

Recent advances in the synthesis and applications of poly(1,4-dioxan-2-one) based copolymers

Raquez, J. M., Coulembier, O., Duda, A., Narayan, R. & Dubois, P. 2009 In : Polimery/Polymers. 54, 3, p. 165-178 14 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Copolymers
4-dioxanone
Depolymerization
Ceilings
Ether

The promise of biobased and biodegradable polymer materials in paper & paperboard products reducing carbon footprint and improving environmental performance

Narayan, R. 2009 TAPPI 2nd Annual PaperCon'09 Conference - Solutions for a Changing World.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Carbon footprint
Biodegradable polymers
Paperboards
Carbon
Polymers
2008
27 Citations

Effect of biobased and biodegradable nucleating agent on the isothermal crystallization of poly(lactic acid)

Kang, K. S., Lee, S. I., Lee, T. J., Narayan, R. & Shin, B. Y. May 2008 In : Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering. 25, 3, p. 599-608 10 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Lactic acid
Starch
Crystallization
poly(lactic acid)
Thermoplastics
52 Citations

In situ compatibilization of maleated thermoplastic starch/polyester melt-blends by reactive extrusion

Raquez, J. M., Nabar, Y., Narayan, R. & Dubois, P. Sep 2008 In : Polymer Engineering and Science. 48, 9, p. 1747-1754 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Polyesters
Compatibilizers
Starch
Thermoplastics
Extrusion
75 Citations

Maleated thermoplastic starch by reactive extrusion

Raquez, J. M., Nabar, Y., Srinivasan, M., Shin, B. Y., Narayan, R. & Dubois, P. Oct 16 2008 In : Carbohydrate Polymers. 74, 2, p. 159-169 11 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Starch
Thermoplastics
Extrusion
thermoplastics
extrusion
18 Citations

Morphology and rheological properties of blends of chemically modified thermoplastic starch and polycaprolactone

Shin, B. Y., Narayan, R., Lee, S. I. & Lee, T. J. Nov 2008 In : Polymer Engineering and Science. 48, 11, p. 2126-2133 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Starch
Thermoplastics
starch polycaprolactone
Polycaprolactone
polycaprolactone
31 Citations

Novel high-performance talc/poly[(butylene adipate)-co-terephthalate] hybrid materials

Raquez, J. M., Nabar, Y., Narayan, R. & Dubois, P. Apr 14 2008 In : Macromolecular Materials and Engineering. 293, 4, p. 310-320 11 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Talc
Hybrid materials
butylene glycol adipic acid polyester
terephthalic acid
Adhesion
92 Citations

Recent advances in reactive extrusion processing of biodegradable polymer-based compositions

Raquez, J. M., Narayan, R. & Dubois, P. Jun 16 2008 In : Macromolecular Materials and Engineering. 293, 6, p. 447-470 24 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Biodegradable polymers
Extrusion
Processing
Chemical analysis
Natural polymers
2007
138 Citations

Biodegradability of polylactide bottles in real and simulated composting conditions

Kale, G., Auras, R., Singh, S. P. & Narayan, R. Dec 2007 In : Polymer Testing. 26, 8, p. 1049-1061 13 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Composting
Biodegradability
Bottles
Biodegradation
poly(lactide)

Bioplastics: Technology principles and exemplars

Narayan, R. 2007 Society of Plastics Engineers - Global Plastics Environmental Conference, GPEC 2007 - Environmental Innovation: Plastics Recycling and Sustainability. Vol. 1, p. 1 1 p.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Plastics
plastic
Carbon
Biopolymers
Biodegradability
4 Citations

Evaluation of a biodegradable foam for protective packaging applications

Arif, S., Burgess, G., Narayan, R. & Harte, B. Nov 2007 In : Packaging Technology and Science. 20, 6, p. 413-419 7 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Foam Cells
Product Packaging
Humidity
Starch
Hot Temperature
16 Citations

New developments in biodegradable starch-based nanocomposites

Raquez, J. M., Nabar, Y., Narayan, R. & Dubois, P. Nov 2007 In : International Polymer Processing. 22, 5, p. 463-470 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Starch
Nanocomposites
Thermoplastics
Silicates
Composite materials
72 Citations

Thermal properties and morphology of biodegradable PLA/starch compatibilized blends

Jang, W. Y., Shin, B. Y., Lee, T. J. & Narayan, R. May 2007 In : Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry. 13, 3, p. 457-464 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Starch
Thermodynamic properties
Maleic anhydride
Maleic Anhydrides
Compatibilizers
2006
5 Citations

Analysis of the dynamic behavior of a starch foam extrusion process

Nabar, Y. & Narayan, R. Sep 15 2006 In : Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 101, 6, p. 3983-3995 13 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Starch
Extrusion
Foams
Moisture
Extruders
24 Citations

Biobased and biodegradable polymer materials: Rationale, drivers, and technology exemplars

Narayan, R. 2006 ACS Symposium Series. Vol. 939, p. 282-306 25 p. (ACS Symposium Series; vol. 939)

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Biodegradable polymers
Carbon
Starch
Plastics
Composting
35 Citations

Biocomposites synthesized from chemically modified soy oil and biofibers

Tran, P., Graiver, D. & Narayan, R. Oct 5 2006 In : Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 102, 1, p. 69-75 7 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Oils
Composite materials
Kenaf fibers
Maleic Anhydrides
Epoxy Resins
Composting
Waste management
Agriculture
Plastics
Paper products
24 Citations

Biodegradable materials by reactive extrusion: from catalyzed polymerization to functionalization and blend compatibilization

Raquez, J. M., Degée, P., Nabar, Y., Narayan, R. & Dubois, P. Nov 2006 In : Comptes Rendus Chimie. 9, 11-12, p. 1370-1379 10 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Polyesters
Compatibilizers
Polymer blends
Extrusion
Polymerization
2 Citations

Modifications of soybean oil using novel ozone-based chemistry

Graiver, D., Tran, P., Patrick, L., Farminer, K. & Narayan, R. 2006 ACS Symposium Series. Vol. 939, p. 76-100 25 p. (ACS Symposium Series; vol. 939)

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Soybean Oil
Ozone
Unsaturated Fatty Acids
Polyesters
Nylons
29 Citations

Physicomechanical and hydrophobic properties of starch foams extruded with different biodegradable polymers

Nabar, Y. U., Draybuck, D. & Narayan, R. Oct 5 2006 In : Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 102, 1, p. 58-68 11 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Biodegradable polymers
Starch
Foams
Polyesters
Glyoxal
14 Citations

Three-arm poly (ε-caprolactone) by extrusion polymerization

Balakrishnan, S., Krishnan, M., Narayan, R. & Dubois, P. Mar 2006 In : Polymer Engineering and Science. 46, 3, p. 235-240 6 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Extrusion
Polymers
Molecular weight
Polymerization
polycaprolactone
33 Citations

Twin-screw extrusion production and characterization of starch foam products for use in cushioning and insulation applications

Nabar, Y., Narayan, R. & Schindler, M. Apr 2006 In : Polymer Engineering and Science. 46, 4, p. 438-451 14 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Starch
Extrusion
Foams
Insulation
Ether
2005
11 Citations

Application of catalytic ozone chemistry for improving biodiesel product performance

Baber, T. M., Graiver, D., Lira, C. T. & Narayan, R. May 2005 In : Biomacromolecules. 6, 3, p. 1334-1344 11 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Biofuels
Ozone
Temperature
Biodiesel
Methylene Chloride

Drivers, standards, and technology exemplars for biobased products

Narayan, R. 2005 AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings. p. 9377 1 p.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Drivers, standards, and technology exemplars for biobased products

Narayan, R. 2005 AIChE Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings. American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Vol. 2005

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Carbon
Polymers
Feedstocks
Biomass
Vegetable oils
13 Citations

Free radical maleation of soybean oil via a single-step process

Tran, P., Seybold, K., Graiver, D. & Narayan, R. 2005 In : JAOCS, Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. 82, 3, p. 189-194 6 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Soybean Oil
Free Radicals
Soybean oil
Free radicals
soybean oil
3 Citations

Isothermal crystallization kinetics of poly (ethylene terephthalate) - Cellulose acetate blends

Nabar, Y. U., Gupta, A. & Narayan, R. Jan 2005 In : Polymer Bulletin. 53, 2, p. 117-125 9 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

polyethylene terephthalate
cellulose
acetates
crystallization
kinetics
16 Citations

Melt-stable poly(1,4-dioxan-2-one) (Co)polymers by ring-opening polymerization via continuous reactive extrusion

Raquez, J. M., Degee, P., Dubois, P., Balakrishnan, S. & Narayan, R. Apr 2005 In : Polymer Engineering and Science. 45, 4, p. 622-629 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Ring opening polymerization
Extrusion
Copolymers
Polymers
4-dioxanone
41 Citations

Ozone-mediated polyol synthesis from soybean oil

Tran, P., Graiver, D. & Narayan, R. 2005 In : JAOCS, Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. 82, 9, p. 653-659 7 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

polyols
ozone
soybean oil
synthesis
Soybean Oil
1 Citations

Plastics from renewable resources

Narayan, R. 2005 Global Plastics Environmental Conference 2005: GPEC 2005 - Creating Sustainability for the Environment. p. 391-397 7 p.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Biomass
Plastics
Starch
Feedstocks
Polymers
76 Citations

Production of starch foams by twin-screw extrusion: Effect of maleated poly(butylene adipate-co-terephthalate) as a compatibilizer

Nabar, Y., Raquez, J. M., Dubois, P. & Narayan, R. Mar 2005 In : Biomacromolecules. 6, 2, p. 807-817 11 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Maleic Anhydrides
Compatibilizers
Starch
Extrusion
Foams
2004
51 Citations

Biodegradable soy protein-polyester blends by reactive extrusion process

Graiver, D., Waikul, L. H., Berger, C. & Narayan, R. Jun 5 2004 In : Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 92, 5, p. 3231-3239 9 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Soybean Proteins
Polyesters
Extrusion
Proteins
Glycerol
1 Citations

Biodegradable starch foam packaging for automotive applications

Nabar, Y. & Narayan, R. 2004 Global Plastics Environmental Conference 2004 - Plastics: Helping Grow a Greener Environment, GPEC 2004. p. 157-169 13 p.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Starch
Foams
Packaging
Blowing agents
Temperature

BioPlastics from renewable resources: Laboratory to market

Narayan, R. 2004 ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 1 ed. Vol. 227

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Starch
Feedstocks
Sustainable development
Plant Oils
Petroleum

Design and engineering of biodegradable blown film

Balakrishnan, S. & Narayan, R. 2004 Global Plastics Environmental Conference 2004 - Plastics: Helping Grow a Greener Environment, GPEC 2004. p. 139-149 11 p.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Extruders
Polyesters
Gravimetric analysis
Conveying
Tensile properties
12 Citations

Diblock copolymers based on 1,4-dioxan-2-one and ε-caprolactone: Characterization and thermal properties

Raquez, J. M., Degée, P., Narayan, R. & Dubois, P. Aug 30 2004 In : Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics. 205, 13, p. 1764-1773 10 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Block copolymers
Thermodynamic properties
4-dioxanone
caprolactone
block copolymers
6 Citations

Drivers & rationale for use of biobased materials based on life cycle assessment (LCA)

Narayan, R. 2004 Global Plastics Environmental Conference 2004 - Plastics: Helping Grow a Greener Environment, GPEC 2004. p. 127-138 12 p.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Life cycle
Polymers
Biopolymers
Detergents
Feedstocks
13 Citations

In-depth characterization of granular starch-graft-polyester compositions as obtained by in situ polymerization of lactones from the starch surface

Rutot-Houzé, D., Degée, P., Gouttebaron, R., Hecq, M., Narayan, R. & Dubois, P. Jun 2004 In : Polymer International. 53, 6, p. 656-663 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Polyesters
Lactones
Grafts
Starch
Polymerization
12 Citations

Kinetic and thermodynamic considerations in the synthesis of a new three-arm poly(ε-caprolactone)

Balakrishnan, S., Krishnan, M., Dubois, P. & Narayan, R. Aug 2004 In : Polymer Engineering and Science. 44, 8, p. 1491-1497 7 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Monomers
Thermodynamics
Kinetics
polycaprolactone
Polymers
66 Citations

Rheological, mechanical and biodegradation studies on blends of thermoplastic starch and polycaprolactone

Shin, B. Y., Lee, S. I., Shin, Y. S., Balakrishnan, S. & Narayan, R. Aug 2004 In : Polymer Engineering and Science. 44, 8, p. 1429-1438 10 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Biodegradation
Starch
Thermoplastics
starch polycaprolactone
Polycaprolactone
18 Citations

Synthesis of melt-stable and semi-crystalline poly(1,4-dioxan-2-one) by ring-opening (co)polymerisation of 1,4-dioxan-2-one with different lactones

Raquez, J. M., Degée, P., Narayan, R. & Dubois, P. Oct 2004 In : Polymer Degradation and Stability. 86, 1, p. 159-169 11 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Lactones
Copolymerization
Thermodynamic stability
Crystalline materials
4-dioxanone
1 Citations

Thermally stable lubricants from vegetable oils

Vicray, R., Graiver, D., Farminer, K. & Narayan, R. 2004 Global Plastics Environmental Conference 2004 - Plastics: Helping Grow a Greener Environment, GPEC 2004. p. 151-155 5 p.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Vegetable oils
Lubricants
Feedstocks
Temperature
Ozone

What's driving biobased products? A panel presentation

Narayan, R. 2004 ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 1 ed. Vol. 228

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Purchasing
Ecology
Gas emissions
Greenhouse gases
Farms
2003
84 Citations

A Review of the Fate and Effects of Silicones in the Environment

Graiver, D., Farminer, K. W. & Narayan, R. Oct 2003 In : Journal of Polymers and the Environment. 11, 4, p. 129-136 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Silicones
baysilon
Polydimethylsiloxane
Polymers
Degradation
86 Citations

Biodegradable compositions by reactive processing of aliphatic polyester/polysaccharide blends

Dubois, P. & Narayan, R. Aug 2003 In : Macromolecular Symposia. 198, p. 233-243 11 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Polyesters
Starch
Polysaccharides
Processing
Chemical analysis
2002
2 Citations

An engineering entrepreneurship course for ChE seniors

Narayan, R. 2002 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings. p. 11305-11309 5 p.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Industry
Innovation
Operations research
Intellectual property
Acoustic waves
1 Citations

Overview of biodegradable & biobased plastics technologies

Narayan, R. 2002 TAPPI PLACE Conference. p. 371-378 8 p.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Starch
Plastics
Thermoplastics
Polyesters
Packaging

Rationale, drivers, and design for biodegradable & biobased plastics

Narayan, R. 2002 TAPPI PLACE Conference. p. 341-345 5 p.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Disposability
Plastic laminates
Plastic products
Paper products
Ecology
2001
1 Citations

Composting of silicone polymer under different moisture conditions, and with the addition of various amount of soil

Lehmann, R. G., Smith, D. M., Narayan, R., Kozerski, G. E. & Miller, J. R. Mar 2001 In : Compost Science and Utilization. 9, 2, p. 127-133 7 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

composting
compost
moisture
soil
silicone
1 Citations