Volume 42, Issue 4 (July 1997)

    Identification of Butyl Cannabinoids in Marijuana

    (Received 3 July 1996; accepted 21 October 1996)


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    Homologs of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC; Ic), cannabidiol (CBD; IIc) and cannabinol (CBN, IIIc) having butyl, rather than pentyl, side chains on the aromatic ring were identified by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry as minor constituents of marijuana samples that also contained propyl cannabinoids. The mass spectra of butyl-THC (Ib), butyl-CBD (IIb), and butyl-CBN (IIIb) are analogous to those of the corresponding propyl and pentyl homologs and are consistent with the proposed structures.

    Author Information:

    Martin Smith, R
    Quality control chemist, Madison Crime Lab, Madison, WI

    Stock #: JFS14173J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS14173J

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    Title Identification of Butyl Cannabinoids in Marijuana
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30