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Mehry Askari Mehrabadi

Mehry Askari Mehrabadi

Academic rank: Assistant Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5586-6317
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 57193743462
Faculty: Science
Address: Arak University


Effect of NaCl and iron oxide nanoparticles on Mentha piperita essential oil composition
essential oil, salinity, iron nanoparticles, Mentha piperita
Journal Environmental and Experimental Biology
Researchers Mehry Askari Mehrabadi ، Seyed Mehdi Talebi ، Fariba Amini ، Ali Dousti balout bangan


Mentha piperita is a medicinal plant of the Labiatae family. this species produces valuable essential oil. In this study, the effect of eleven treatments of salinity and nanoparticles of iron oxide on the essential oil composition in M. piperita was investigated. Mature plants were collected at 90 days after planting. Essential oils were extracted from plant aerial parts using Clevenger-type apparatus, and the obtained oils were analyzed using gas chromatography and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. The obtained results showed that the essential oil concentration differed between treatments. Application of iron nanoparticle increased essential oil amount, while salinity stress lovered its production. Menthone, menthol, 1,8-cineol, pulegone, menthofuran, cis-sabinene hydrate and germacrene D were the major essential oil compounds of control plants. The types and relative proportion of major components differed between studied treatments. Salt as well as iron nanoparticle stress had strong effects on essential oil production and composition.