Date of Defense
Gale C. Richard, A.M. Todd Company
Robert Justice, A.M. Todd Company
Elke Schoffers, Chemistry
In this experiment, the stability of mint oil was measured through gas chromatography analysis. Eight different oils were tested. Levels of key components of mint oil, including menthol and menthone for peppermint oil, and carvone and limonene for spearmint oil, was compared over time. Several packaging materials were immersed in oils in order to determine their effects, if any, on the composition of the oils. Additionally, oil was subjected to either 25 degree or 40 degree Celsius temperatures to determine if temperature affected the oil composition.
Wolf, Sarah, "Stability Testing of Mint Oils through Gas Chromatography Analysis" (2007). Honors Theses. 733.
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