Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
Agronomy, Horticulture, and Plant Science
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
Includes bibliographical references
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
No Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Only
Stockland, Clarence O., "The Effect of Fertilizer Applications on the Quality and the Quantity of the Oil in Flaxseed" (1934). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1939.