Special Issues-05-02-2017

Special Issues

The Benefits of ICP-MS for the Determination of Toxic and Nutritional Elements in the Cannabis Family of Flowering Plants

May 02, 2017

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The wide dynamic range of ICP-MS allows it to be used for the simultaneous determination of parts-per-billion levels of heavy metals including lead, arsenic, cadmium, and mercury, together with high parts-per-million levels of nutritional elements, such as phosphorus, calcium, potassium, and magnesium.

Quantitation of Cannabinoids and Pesticides in Cannabis Products Using the Triple Quad 3500 LC–MS/MS System

May 02, 2017

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With the recent legalization of cannabis in several states, there is a growing need for robust, reliable, and cost-effective analytical methods to facilitate routine testing for potency and contaminants. Here we present an LC–MS/MS method that uses the budget-friendly SCIEX Triple Quad 3500 LC–MS/MS system for the simultaneous detection and quantification of cannabinoids, pesticides, and mycotoxins in cannabis products using the Scheduled MRM algorithm.

Evaluation of Modified QuEChERS for Pesticide Analysis in Cannabis

May 02, 2017

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Well-established techniques used by the food safety industry, such as QuEChERS sample preparation followed by LC–MS/MS for the analysis of multiresidue pesticides, are evaluated for use with cannabis plant material.We evaluated a modified QuEChERS LC-MS/MS method for analysis of multiresidue pesticides.

Analysis of Terpenes in Cannabis Using Headspace Solid-Phase Microextraction and GC–MS

May 02, 2017

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Headspace SPME combined with GC–MS for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of terpenes in cannabis offers several advantages compared to other methods. It does not require the use of organic solvents, does not coextract matrix, and provides additional means of peak identification and purity using spectral data. It is also a nondestructive method.

Vol 32 No s5 Spectroscopy May 2017 Advancing the Analysis of Medical Cannabis Supplement PDF

May 02, 2017

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Click the title above to open the Spectroscopy May 2017 Advancing the Analysis of Medical Cannabis Supplement, Vol 32 No s5, in an interactive PDF format.

Pesticide and Mycotoxin Analysis: Mastering the Complexity of the Cannabis Matrix

May 01, 2017

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The method described here allows for the simultaneous analysis of 47 pesticides and five mycotoxins in cannabis in one simple QuEChERS procedure. This simple method is designed for implementation in start-up laboratories and in established laboratories that wish to streamline their sample preparation process, decrease solvent usage, and obtain accurate and fast results.