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September 10, 1949

Cottonseed and Cottonseed Products: Their Chemistry and Chemical Technology

JAMA. 1949;141(2):166. doi:10.1001/jama.1949.02910020060041

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This monograph, dealing with the chemistry and technology.of cottonseed, is written by some twenty-five different authors, each treating a different phase of the cottonseed industry.

The book is divided into five general topics, each of which has several chapters. The first section deals with the history of the cottonseed industry and its present status in the various cotton-producing countries of the world. The second and largest section treats in detail the composition and characteristics of cottonseed. This includes sections on the structure of the seed, conditions affecting cottonseed composition, the biologic processes of cottonseed and the various chemical constituents which have been found in cottonseed. The grading and evaluation of cottonseed and its primary products—oil, cake, meal and linters —are discussed in the third section, while the fourth general topic is that of cottonseed processing; that is, the methods used to obtain the primary products. The final section deals with

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