Date of Defense




First Advisor

Gale C. Richard, A.M. Todd Company

Second Advisor

Robert Justice, A.M. Todd Company

Third Advisor

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.

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Honors Thesis-Open Access

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Chemistry Commons