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Julian Banzon

National Scientist (1986), NAST Academician

Expertise: Chemistry

Dr. Julian Banzon has done a great deal of work on local materials especially coconut as the renewable source of chemicals and fuels. His work on the production of ethyl esters from sugarcane and coconut is the first study on fuels from these crops. He also devised some novel processes noteworthy among these is the extraction of residual coconut oil by chemical, rather than by physical processes.

Association

    • Chemical Society of the Philippines, Member
    • Society for the Advancement of Research, President
    • Sigma Xi, Member
    • Los Banos Bioligical Club, President
    • Los Banos Biological Club, Secretary
    • Phi Gamma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture, Member
    • Rizal Center Honor Society, Member
    • National Research Council of the Philippines, Member
    • Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science, Member
    • American Chemical Society, Member
    • American Association for the Advancement of Science, Former Member
    • Phi Lambda Upsilon, Member
    • Phi Kappa Phi, Member

Employment

    • College of Agriculture, University of the Philippines, Graduate Asst. to Professor, and Director of Research, 1930 - 1958
    • Philippine Atomic Energy Commission, Chief Scientist, 1958 - 1960
    • Philippine Atomic Energy Commission, Chief Scientist and Director of Research Center, 1960

Award

    • U.P. Fellowship for study in the United States (3 years), University of the Philippines, 1937-1940
    • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1936
    • Award for studies on coconut oil, , 1959

Education

    • University of the Philippines, College, Laguna, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, 1930
    • Iowa State College, Ames, IA 50011, United States, Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, 1940

Publication

    • Adriano, F.T., & Banzon, J., (1931) The relative efficiency of different chemical agents in bleaching burl fiber
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume 20, No. 7
    • Teodoro, A.L., & Banzon, J., (1932) Tractor engine tests usig gasanol, pure kerosine and mixtures of pure kerosine and crude oil as fuel
    • Philipine Agriculturist Volume 21, No. 6
    • Banzon, J., (1932) Tractor egine tests using gasanol, pure kerosine ad mixtures of pure kerosine and crude oil as fuel
    • U. P. College of Agriculture Biweekly Bulletin Volume 1, No. 9
    • Banzon, J., (1933) Characteristics of Philippine vinegars
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume 4, No. 3
    • Banzon, J., (1937) Studies on coconut oil: I. Pyrolysis
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume 25, No. 10
    • Banzon, J., (1937) Studies on coconut oil: II Conversionn into solids
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume 26, No. 5
    • Banzon, J., (1941) Fermentative utilization of cassava. The butyl-acetonic fermentation
    • Iowa Academy of Science Volume 48
    • Banzon, J., (1947) Cchemical basis for the conversuon of coconut oil into hydrocarbons
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume 31, No. 1
    • Banzon, J., (1948) A photochemical reaction of some vegetable oils with chlorine gas
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume 31, No. 4
    • Uichanco, L.A., & Banzon, J., (1948) Studies on ester transposition (ethanolysis) in coconut oil: reaction velocity and equilibrium constants
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume 32, No. 1
    • Bondoc, E., & Banzon, J., (1948) Photochlorination of homologous series of fatty acids from coconut oil
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume 32, No. 2
    • Banzon, J., Fulmer, E.I., & Underkofler, L.A., (1949) Fermentative utilization of cassava; The production of ethanol
    • Iowa State College Journal of Science Volume 23, No. 2
    • Carangal, A.R., Jr., & Banzon, J., (1949) Studies on the solvent extraction of coconut oil with ethyl alcohol
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume 32, No. 3
    • Banzon, J., (1949) The equilibrium moisture of copra at various relative humidities
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume 33, No. 2
    • Banzon, J., (1953) A possible fuel from coconut oil and alcohol
    • Eighth Pacific Science Congress of the Pacific Science Association
    • Banzon, J., (1953) Some chemical mechanisms for the conversion of coconut oil into hydrocarbon fuels
    • Eighth Pacific Science Congress of the Pacific Science Association

Trainings

    • ICA Type A Traineeship on Isotope in Agriculture, 1957, California, Washington State, Michigan State
    • Isotope techniques, 1957, Oak Bridge, Tennessee