By Hans Zoebelein

The second one, revised and enlarged variation of this dictionary presents a wealth of profound info on renewable assets. issues are all correct plant and animal assets and the components derived thereof, the traditional applied sciences of isolation and derivatization, and the main fields of program - with reference to monetary facets and destiny advancements. as well as the "classical" use as uncooked fabrics of the chemical undefined, the fields of energy/fuels, functional functions, e.g. as development and insulation fabrics, crucial pharmaceutical brokers, uncooked ingredients of cosmetics and aromas are taken care of. not just sleek equipment are taken under consideration but in addition older, nearly forgotten fields that stimulate new concerns. good written and punctiliously dependent, the dictionary is a really useful gizmo for a extensive spectrum of clients in numerous fields of occupation, e.g. in public associations, technology and instructing or undefined, in agriculture and ecology. detailed characteristic: be aware indexes in English, German and French.

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In 1979, 100000 mt were produced in USA and 165000 mt in Western Europe. In 1995 Germany produced 110 000 mt. : 270 "C 29 C. is soluble in most organic solvents, insoluble in water. It is derived from +coconut oil and other medium-chain sources (+fats and oils) by +hydrolysis and -+fractionation. Technical qualities range up to 90%. C. is used in synthesis of +fragrance raw materials (aldehyde), plasticizers (+plastic additives) and +resins. +Triglycerides find use as mild, well-spreading components in +skin preparations.

During the stone age, b. was cultivated by the Swiss lake dwellers. Cultivated b. probably originated from H. agriocrithon, a wild 6-row b. from Tibet or from H. spontaneum, a 2-row type. B. is grown throughout the temperate regions. It is the most dependable cereal crop with good adaptation to cool climate, summer frost, drought and alkali soils. It will stand more heat under semiarid than under humid conditions. The warmer climates enable fall- or winter-sown b. Typical botanical characteristics of b.

Are used as food additives (15000 mt/a) as well as in nonfood applications (2000-3000 mt/a) for emulsifying, thickening, stabilizing, suspending, gelling and coating. Some food applications are baked goods, dairy products, dessert gels, low-calorie jellies, reconstructed meat and poultry products. Nonfood applications are found in the pharmaceutical industry (emulsions, tablet binding, cough drops and syrups). Medically it is used for therapy of ulcers as well as for diseases of the blood vessels; because it is indigestible by the carbohydrases of the human intestine c.

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