Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1934

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Agronomy, Horticulture, and Plant Science

Abstract

A considerable number of economic seeds are characterized by the presence of oil instead of starch as reserved material. The flax plant produces an oil-bearing seed which yields either by pressure or by extraction an oil which is used chiefly in the manufacture of paints and varnishes, and in the manufacture of linoleum, oil cloth, printer's ink, and patent leather. The oil obtained from flexseed is known as linseed oil and is one of a class of fatty oils known as drying oil. When exposed to the air the oil absorbs oxygen, forming a compound known ad linoxyn which constitutes the tough, elastic, and productive film that makes the oil so valuable to the paint industry.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Flax Flaxseed Linseed oil

Description

Includes bibliographical references

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

38

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

No Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Only
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