The Science Behind Essential Oils
We maintain an active role in the research of essential oils on various levels. Dr. Pappas regularly submits publications to reputable scientific journals like Journal of Essential Oil Research (JEOR) on the chemical properties of unusual essential oils as well as submitting articles relevant to aromatherapy to journals like Aromatherapy Journal (formerly Scentsitivity, published by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy). Dr. Pappas has also been involved with essential oil and aromatherapy education at local colleges and universities.
Some Scientific Journal Publications by Dr. Pappas related to essential oils. We hope you enjoy them.
Adulteration Analysis in Essential OilsThe International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapy, Vol 5, Issue 2, Fall 2016 (2016)
Antique Lavender Essential Oil From 1945, its Chemical Composition and Enantiomeric DistributionNat. Volatiles & Essent. Oils, 2016; 3(2): 20-25 (2016) See Publication
First Reporting on the Chemistry and Biological Activity of a Novel Boswellia Chemotype: The Methoxy Alkane FrankincenseGlobal J. Front. Sci. Res. B, 16, 9-16 (2016) See Publication
Frankincense Oil and Boswellic AcidThe International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapy, Vol 1, Issue 3, Winter 2012 (2012)
Spectroscopic and computational studies on the rearrangement of ionized [1.1.1]propellane and some of its valence isomers: the key role of vibronic couplingJournal of the American Chemical Society, 132(41), 14649-60 (2010)
Field Evaluation of Essential Oils for Reducing Attraction by the Japanese Beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)J. Econ. Entomol., 102(4): 1551Ð1558 (2009)
Ionized bicyclo[2.2.2]oct-2-ene: a twisted olefinic radical cation showing vibronic couplingChem. Eur. J., 8, 1074 (2002)
Vanilla Absolute: A Treasure LostScentsitivity, Vol. 9, No. 4, 16 (2000)
Cryptic OilsScentsitivity, Vol. 8, No.4, 20 (1999)
Committing Adultery (Adulteration in the Essential Oil Industry)Scentsitivity, Vol. 8, No. 1, 23 (1998)
Ph.D. DissertationThe University of Tennessee, Knoxville, (1995)
Radical Cation Photoisomerization of Bicyclo[2.2.2]octa-2,5-diene to Tetracyclo[188.8.131.52]octane and its Thermal RetrogressionJournal of the American Chemical Society, 114, 8314 (1992) See Publication
Radical Cation Cope Rearrangement of 1,5-Hexadiyne to 1,2,4,5- HexatetraeneJournal of the American Chemical Society, 111, 8759 (1989) See Publication