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Cannabinoids: Stumbling Through Challenging Separations (Rebroadcast)

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Analytical Chemistry

Cannabinoids are more interesting and more available today than ever before. As society changes its views on hemp and marijuana, analytical chemistry must provide the tools necessary to bring science to a complicated topic. Historically, the only cannabinoid of interest was THC, and that was done by GC. But today, we have dozens of cannabinoids all with potentially different psychoactive and medicinal properties. Several of those compounds are thermally labile, so GC is not the proper approach.

Join Lee Polite of Axion Analytical Labs during this free rebroadcast as he explores the HPLC conditions necessary to separate the 7 most common cannabinoids.

Please note that you are registering to watch an edited recording and therefore you cannot ask live questions to the experts. ACS Webinars will rebroadcast select recordings from the ACS Webinars Library as live webinars for free to the general public. This recording is currently available here as an exclusive benefit to ACS members with the Premium Package.

What You Will Learn

  • The Fundamentals of HPLC and how they apply to cannabinoid analyses
  • How to modify the chromatographic conditions in order to improve future separations
  • Why grape Kool-Aid is purple!

Interested in a Hands-On Chromatography Master Class?

Check out the LC/GC Bootcamp, an in-person course from the ACS Institute. Lee Polite of Axion Anayltical Labs, Inc. will teach you everything you need to know to operate HPLCs and/or GCs, develop methods and troubleshoot.

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ACS Office of Career and Professional Education

Meet the Experts

Lee N. Polite, President and Founder, Axion Analytical Labs, Inc.

Bryan Tweedy, Assistant Director, ACS Education, Office of Career and Professional Education, American Chemical Society

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