Volume 24, Issue 4 (October 1979)

    Pyrolysis Analysis of the Herbicide Paraquat on Cannabis by Coupled Gas Chromatography-Infrared Spectroscopy

    (Received 8 March 1979; accepted 2 April 1979)

    Published Online: October

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    The recent furor over paraquat contamination of Mexican marijuana imported into this country has involved some controversy over how much of the herbicide survives pyrolysis in marijuana cigarettes and how much danger the unknown amount of paraquat poses to the Cannabis smoker [1–5]. While much is known about the pulmonary toxicity of ingested paraquat [6–9], little is known about the toxicity of inhaled paraquat, and even less about the physiological activity of its pyrolysis products.


    Author Information:

    DerMarderosian, A
    Ph.D. candidate, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, Phila., Pa.

    Varano, A
    Head, Analytical Services, Sadtler Laboratories, Phila., Pa.

    Beutler, JA
    Ph.D. candidate, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, Phila., Pa.


    Stock #: JFS10909J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10909J

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    Title Pyrolysis Analysis of the Herbicide Paraquat on Cannabis by Coupled Gas Chromatography-Infrared Spectroscopy
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