Wednesday, April 6, 2016

WWWTP: THC edition

From the inbox, a minor oopsie. 

7 comments:

  1. Probably why you have to be careful - the allene is how you know it's good (but active) stuff.

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  2. Well, it could be a transition state, right (minus the dotted lines)?

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  3. You know they are a real cannabis safety company because they were so high when they!... sigh, there is a joke in there somewhere, but I'm not going to be the one that finds it, clearly.

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  4. Maybe they mean a mixture of the two alkene isomers and they were trying to be accurate? I don't know if THC is a mixture of the alkene isomers.

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  5. https://twitter.com/hashtag/texascarbon. I didn't realize this was a thing.

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  6. They could have conflated dashed lines for double bonds from a structure meant to convey both isomers.

    The delta-9 isomer (double bond to the right) is made by the plant. It is not stable under all conditions and can convert to the delta-8 isomer (double bond to the left) and cannabinol (aromatic).

    They would have tried 420 times to get the structure right except they had to break early for a snack. Bet their chemistry teacher didn't give 'em the straight dope on this anyway. Now that they are outed as non-chemists they are all out of joint.

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