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PubMed: Cannabinoids, Phenolics, Terpenes and Alkaloids of Cannabis

PubMed: Cannabinoids, Phenolics, Terpenes and Alkaloids of Cannabis

Molecules. 2021 May 8;26(9):2774. doi: 10.3390/molecules26092774.

ABSTRACT

Cannabis sativa is one of the oldest medicinal plants in the world. It was introduced into western medicine during the early 19th century. It contains a complex mixture of secondary metabolites, including cannabinoids and non-cannabinoid-type constituents. More than 500 compounds have been reported from C. sativa, of which 125 cannabinoids have been isolated and/or identified as cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are C21 terpeno-phenolic compounds specific to Cannabis. The non-cannabinoid constituents include: non-cannabinoid phenols, flavonoids, terpenes, alkaloids and others. This review discusses the chemistry of the cannabinoids and major non-cannabinoid constituents (terpenes, non-cannabinoid phenolics, and alkaloids) with special emphasis on their chemical structures, methods of isolation, and identification.

PMID:34066753 | DOI:10.3390/molecules26092774

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