Quantitation of Select Terpenes/Terpenoids and Nicotine Using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry with High-Temperature Headspace Sampling.
ACS Omega. 2020 Mar 17;5(10):5565-5573
Authors: Nguyen TD, Riordan-Short S, Dang TT, O’Brien R, Noestheden M
Plants are the main sources of many high-value bioactive terpenoids used in the medical, fragrance, and food industries. Increasing demand for these bioactive plants and their derivative products (e.g., cannabis and extracts thereof) requires robust approaches to verify feedstock, identify product adulteration, and ensure product safety. Reported here are single-laboratory validation details for a robust testing method to quantitate select terpenes and terpenoids in dry plant materials and terpenoid-containing vaping liquids (e.g., a derivative product) using high-temperature headspace gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, with glycerol used as a headspace solvent. Validated method recoveries were 75-103%, with excellent repeatability (relative standard deviation (RSD) < 5%) and intermediate precision (RSD < 12%). The use of high-temperature headspace (180 °C) permitted terpene and terpenoid profiles to be monitored at temperatures consistent with vaping conditions.
PMID: 32201850 [PubMed]
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