Casein

By: Billy Park

History

Though casein has been existent throughout history, the use of casein for plastics has only been around since the 20th century. It's more common form is protein, such as in milk or cheese. It was used by the Ancient Egyptians in wall paintings, by Germans and the French in the 1900's to produce a stable material, and by Britain, also in the 1900's, to create milk curds. It was first introduced into the US in 1919 under the name of Aladdinite. In 1928, it was used to make buttons for coats and jackets.

Facts

  • In foods such as milk and cheese
  • Compound formula is C31H27NO4
  • Used in a type of paint
  • Used in some types of clay
  • it's melting point is 280

Biblical Integration

Then he took curds, milk and the calf which he had prepared, and set it all before the men; and he stood by them under the tree as they ate. -Genesis 18:8 (CJB)

Reason

I chose this molecule because I wanted a molecule to do with cheese.