Accession Number : AD0856070

Title :   Chemical Characterization of Barnacle Cement, Fouling Prevention. The Study of the Adhesion of Calcareous Types of Attaching Marine Organisms.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept. no. 2,

Corporate Author : SAN FRANCISCO BAY NAVAL SHIPYARD VALLEJO CA PAINT LAB

Personal Author(s) : Lindner, Elek ; Dooley, Carol A.

Report Date : MAY 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : Histochemical, solubility, thermal, infrared spectral, elemental and amino acid analysis methods were used for chemical characterization of the barnacle cement. Histochemical methods suggest mainly proteinaceous material containing free amino groups and some reducing groups. Solubility and thermal analyses indicate a highly crosslinked proteinaceous substance. The infrared spectra of the barnacle cement is characteristic of proteins, but the possible presence of some carbohydrate is also indicated. Elemental analysis verified the proteinaceous character of the cement to the extent of up to 80 percent of the dry material. The amino acid profile of the protein fraction was also determined. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ADHESIVES), (*BARNACLES, FOULING, HISTOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, PROTEINS, CARBOHYDRATES, SOLUBILITY, AMINO ACIDS, LIPIDS, ANTIFOULING COATINGS, CEMENTS, INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY, ATTACHMENT.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Polymer Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE