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 Oils

    The International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapy, Vol 5, Issue 2, Fall 2016 (2016)
  • Antique Lavender Essential Oil From 1945, its Chemical Composition and Enantiomeric Distribution

    Nat. 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 Frankincense

    Global J. Front. Sci. Res. B, 16, 9-16 (2016) See Publication
  • Frankincense Oil and Boswellic Acid

    The 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 coupling

    Journal 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 coupling

    Chem. Eur. J., 8, 1074 (2002)
  • Artemisia arborescens - essential oil of the Pacific Northwest: a high-chamazulene, low-thujone essential oil with potential skin-care applications

    Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, (2001) See Publication
  • Unusual Alkynes Found in the Essential Oil of Artemisia Dracunculus L. var. dracunculus from the Pacific Northwest

    Journal of Essential Oil Research, 1, 187 (2001)
  • The Essential Oil of Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehn. From South Florida: A High Cryptone/Low Cineole Eucalyptus

    Journal of Essential Oil Research, 12, 383 (2000)
  • Vanilla Absolute: A Treasure Lost

    Scentsitivity, Vol. 9, No. 4, 16 (2000)
  • Cryptic Oils

    Scentsitivity, Vol. 8, No.4, 20 (1999)
  • Committing Adultery (Adulteration in the Essential Oil Industry)

    Scentsitivity, Vol. 8, No. 1, 23 (1998)
  • Ph.D. Dissertation

    The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, (1995)
  • Radical Cation Photoisomerization of Bicyclo[2.2.2]octa-2,5-diene to Tetracyclo[]octane and its Thermal Retrogression

    Journal of the American Chemical Society, 114, 8314 (1992) See Publication
  • Radical Cation Cope Rearrangement of 1,5-Hexadiyne to 1,2,4,5- Hexatetraene

    Journal of the American Chemical Society, 111, 8759 (1989) See Publication