Work Item
ASTM WK65018

New Test Method for Analysis of Residual Solvents in Plant Extracts

1. Scope

This test method provides a validated procedure for the preparation of calibration standards and samples to test for Class 1, Class 2 and Class 3 residual solvents in plant extracts from sample preparation to analysis by HS-GC-MS.


Head, Space, Gas, Chromatography, HS-GC, Residual, Solvents, Class 1, Class 2, Cannabis


This test method is a validated procedure for the determination of residual solvents using head space gas chromatography (HS-GC). Full removal of all residual solvents imparted by Cannabis extraction process steps is governed by various jurisdictional monographs and a regulatory requirement.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: D37.03

Committee: D37

Staff Manager: Jimmy Farrell

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 09-04-2018

Technical Contact: Ryan Hayward

Item: 004

Ballot: D37.03 (19-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 002

Ballot: D37.03 (19-06)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution