Flash Chromatography For THC Remediation Explained

Flash chromatography is a separations technique that is incredibly useful in a swath of scientific practices. In the hemp and cannabis industry, flash chromatography is used primarily as a remediation method that removes products from an extract that cannot legally, or safely remain in the end product. Delta 9 THC, for example, is a legal issue in hemp based extracts that must be remediated to create a legal product. Because federal law requires that delta 9 THC levels do not exceed 0.3%. This makes the method of flash chromatography incredibly important to remove excess levels of delta 9 THC and other psychoactive cannabinoids from a hemp product so that it is safe and legal. In this episode of extrakTALKS, Dr. Jon and Randall Thompson talk about flash chromatography and how it is used in the extraction industry today.

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[00:00] – Flash Chromatography
[00:30] – Flash Chromatography For THC Remediation Explained
[01:00] – Applications for Flash Chromatography In Hemp
[02:53] – What Is Chromatography?
[04:28] – What Is The Difference Between Analytical HPLC and Flash Chromatography, or Preparative Chromatography?
[08:29] – What Is A Flash Chromatography Column?
[13:48] – What Is The “Media” or “Stationary Phase” In Flash Chromatography?
[19:33] – Examples Of Flash Chromatography Particles
[22:08] – What Is “Mobile Phase” or “Eluent” or “Solvent” In Flash Chromatography?
[26:45] -Key Jargon and Terminology

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