Adulteration Analysis in Essential Oils

  • Prabodh Satyal
  • William N. SetzerEmail author


Based on the numerous side effects of synthetically derived medicines, many people are trying to transform their lifestyles through naturopathy. Unfortunately, due to a lack of complete instrumental techniques and strict government regulation, adulteration of natural products is rampant all over the world. It is estimated that approximately 80% of commercially available, so-called “natural” essential oils are adulterated in some way. Through research and the establishment of proper standards, which include detailed chemical profiles of what authentic essential oils look like analytically, the relevance of adulterated oils in the industry should be minimized.


Adulteration of essential oils Chiral gas chromatography Isotope-ratio mass spectrometry Synthetic markers Trace analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of Alabama in HuntsvilleHuntsvilleUSA
  2. 2.Aromatic Plant Research CenterLehiUSA

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