First paper published by AUT and Zeacann's cannabis research team
Methods for quantification of cannabinoids: a narrative review, published in the Journal of Cannabis Research, contains vital information for the analysis of medicinal cannabis ingredients and products.
Collation of this information is usually closely guarded by industry participants. At Zeacann we believe publishing this information will help everyone in the industry grow and operate to the highest standards, and that's good for us too.
The paper is authored by PhD students Masoumeh Pourseyed Lazarjani and Stephanie Torres, Zeacann COO Thom Hooker and CEO Chris Fowlie, and Owen Young and Ali Seyfoddin of AUT's School of Science.
It discusses the key properties of methods used to analyse cannabinoids including HPLC, UPLC, LC-MS, GC-FID/MS, TLC, FTIR and NMR, including the limits of detection and quantification. Several tables are presented:
An overview to the key properties of common GC-MS method for analysing cannabinoids with a capillary column in six different studies
Key properties of GC-FID method for analysing cannabinoids with a capillary column in four different studies
Key properties of common HPLC methods for analysing cannabinoids in eight different studies
Limit of detection and limit of quantification for 5 common cannabinoids using both high performance liquid chromatography and gas chromatography for quantification.