PubMed: Optimized chromatographic methods for the identification and quantification of terpenes in Cannabis sativa oil for medicinal use
Rev Fac Cien Med Univ Nac Cordoba. 2023 Jun 30;80(2):99-105. doi: 10.31053/1853.0605.v80.n2.39593.
INTRODUCTION: Cannabis sativa is a plant species with numerous active principles, so the list of its therapeutic uses is expanding. In this sense, there are numerous evidences of the possible medicinal use of terpenes, as well as their synergism with cannabinoids (entourage effect). Thus, as more countries contemplate the legalization and authorization of medical cannabis, the number of cannabis extraction and analysis laboratories is increasing to meet the demand, requiring adequate analytical tools.
METHODOLOGY: In response to numerous inquiries from physicians, analytical laboratories and users, the PROBIEN chromatography laboratory has selected two methods for the analysis of terpenes in Cannabis oil by gas chromatography technique (GC-FID). The methods are described using HP-5 and Innowax columns. The external standard method was used for the quantitative determination of β-Pinene, Myrcene, p-Cymene, Limonene, Linalool, α-Terpineol, Nerol and Geraniol.
RESULTS: good peak separation and reproducibility were observed, appropriate for the identification and quantification of the main terpenes in Cannabis extracts. The area/concentration ratio was linear in the range of 0.0005 to 2.0 mg/ml.
MAIN CONCLUSION: The described methods allow the identification and quantification of the major terpenes in Cannabis oil for an adequate quality control.
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