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NCJ Number: 119770 Find in a Library
Title: Two-dimensional Thin-layer Chromatography of Ganja (Cannabis sativa L)
Journal: Bulletin on Narcotics  Volume:35  Issue:1  Dated:(January-March 1983)  Pages:63-67
Author(s): S N Tewari; J D Sharma
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 5
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Technical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: The most widely found cannabis preparation is the ganja, the flowering tops of Cannabis sativa L.
Abstract: This paper describes an efficient and reliable two-dimensional thin layer chromatographic technique for the separation and identification of cannabinoids present in the resin of cannabis. A total of 47 different cannabinoids were successfully separated, and of these, five major cannabis ingredients were identified. These are cannabinol, cannabidiol, cannabichromene, trans-delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol, and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. The chromogenic reagent used was the spray of 0.1 per cent solution of Fast blue salt B in 45 per cent ethanol. 1 table, 12 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Drug analysis
Index Term(s): Drug research; Marijuana
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