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Publications 1983 2016

2009
6 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: Contribution to journalArticle

Copolymers
Depolymerization
Ceilings
Ether
Laminates

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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Carbon footprint
Biodegradable polymers
Paperboards
Carbon
Biodegradability
2008
31 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: Contribution to journalArticle

Lactic acid
Crystallization
Starch
Thermoplastics
Talc
59 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: Contribution to journalArticle

Polyesters
Compatibilizers
Starch
Thermoplastics
Extrusion
78 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: Contribution to journalArticle

thermoplastics
Starch
extrusion
Thermoplastics
Extrusion
19 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: Contribution to journalArticle

Polycaprolactone
Starch
Thermoplastics
starch polycaprolactone
Maleic Anhydrides
34 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: Contribution to journalArticle

Talc
Hybrid materials
Adhesion
Polyesters
Esterification
106 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: Contribution to journalArticle

Biodegradable polymers
Natural polymers
Extrusion
Processing
Chemical analysis
2007
148 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: Contribution to journalArticle

Composting
Biodegradability
Bottles
Biodegradation
Molecular weight

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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

plastic
Biopolymers
Plastics
Biodegradability
Carbon
5 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: Contribution to journalArticle

Foam Cells
biodegradability
Product Packaging
foams
Humidity
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: Contribution to journalArticle

Starch
Nanocomposites
Silicates
Thermoplastics
Fillers
76 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: Contribution to journalArticle

Starch
Maleic Anhydrides
Thermodynamic properties
Maleic anhydride
Compatibilizers
2006
6 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: Contribution to journalArticle

Starch
Extrusion
Foams
Moisture
Extruders
26 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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Biodegradable polymers
Carbon
Starch
Plastics
Composting
38 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: Contribution to journalArticle

Oils
Composite materials
Kenaf fibers
Maleic Anhydrides
Epoxy Resins
Composting
Waste management
Agriculture
Plastics
Paper products
27 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: Contribution to journalArticle

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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Soybean Oil
Ozone
Unsaturated Fatty Acids
Polyesters
Nylons
32 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: Contribution to journalArticle

Biodegradable polymers
Starch
Polyesters
Foams
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: Contribution to journalArticle

Extrusion
Polymers
Molecular weight
Polymerization
Viscosity measurement
36 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: Contribution to journalArticle

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: Contribution to journalArticle

Biofuels
Ozone
Biodiesel
Gasoline
Volatilization

Drivers, standards, and technology exemplars for biobased products

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

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference 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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Carbon
Feedstocks
Polymers
Biomass
Vegetable oils
15 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: Contribution to journalArticle

Soybean oil
Soybean Oil
Free radicals
soybean oil
Free Radicals
4 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: Contribution to journalArticle

Polyethylene Terephthalates
Crystallization kinetics
polyethylene terephthalate
cellulose
Polyethylene terephthalates
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: Contribution to journalArticle

Ring opening polymerization
Extrusion
Polymers
Copolymers
Copolymerization
45 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: Contribution to journalArticle

Soybean oil
Soybean Oil
polyols
Ozone
Polyols
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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Biomass
Starch
Feedstocks
Plastics
Vegetable oils
81 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: Contribution to journalArticle

Maleic Anhydrides
Compatibilizers
Maleic anhydride
Starch
Extrusion
2004
52 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: Contribution to journalArticle

Soybean Proteins
Polyesters
Extrusion
Proteins
Glycerol
2 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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Starch
Foams
Blowing agents
Packaging
Extruders

BioPlastics from renewable resources: Laboratory to market

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

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference 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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference 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: Contribution to journalArticle

block copolymers
Block copolymers
copolymers
Thermodynamic properties
thermodynamic properties
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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Life cycle
Biopolymers
Detergents
Polymers
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: Contribution to journalArticle

Polyesters
Lactones
Starch
Grafts
Toluene
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: Contribution to journalArticle

Monomers
Thermodynamics
Kinetics
Polymers
Molecular weight
70 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: Contribution to journalArticle

Polycaprolactone
Biodegradation
Starch
Thermoplastics
Biodegradability
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: Contribution to journalArticle

copolymerization
Lactones
Copolymerization
Thermodynamic stability
thermal stability
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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Vegetable oils
Lubricants
Feedstocks
Ozone
Energy utilization

What's driving biobased products? A panel presentation

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

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Purchasing
Ecology
Gas emissions
Greenhouse gases
Farms
2003
91 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: Contribution to journalArticle

Silicones
Polydimethylsiloxane
Siloxanes
Polymers
Silicon
89 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: Contribution to journalArticle

Polyesters
starches
polysaccharides
polyesters
Polysaccharides
2002
2 Citations

An engineering entrepreneurship course for ChE seniors

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

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference 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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Starch
Polyesters
Plastics
Thermoplastics
Packaging

Rationale, drivers, and design for biodegradable & biobased plastics

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

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference 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: Contribution to journalArticle

silicone
composting
compost
composts
moisture
1 Citations
Ring opening polymerization
Block copolymers
Communication