Accession Number : AD0781059

Title :   A Chromatographic Comparison of the Constituents of Nutmeg and Mace ('Myristica fragrans Houtt') with those of Marihuana and Hashish ('Cannabis Sativa L.')

Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA HALIFAX (NOVA SCOTIA) ATLANTIC REGIONAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Forrest,Janet E. ; Heacock,R. A.

Report Date : 19 OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : In all the solvent systems utilized, the cannabinoids can readily be distinguished from the nutmeg and mace phenolics, which cannot be demonstrated by the preliminary field test. The cannabidiol, cannabinol and tetrahydrocannabinol have high RF values in the systems used, whilst the cannabinoids having an acid function in the molecule tend to migrate more slowly. These studies have shown that with the chromatographic systems used for the Fast Blue salt B (FBB) positive substances extractable from nutmeg and mace with cold light petroleum tend to be in the lower half of the chromatogram in the cannabinoid acid region.

Descriptors :   *Cannabis, Chromatographic analysis, Drugs, Narcotics, Plants(Botany), Canada

Subject Categories : Pharmacology
      Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE