J Agric Food Chem. 2022 Mar 16. doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.1c08235. Online ahead of print.
A new multitarget screening procedure for 36 cannabinoids in 12 Cannabis sativa L. cultivars (hemp) was developed using multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) coupled with an enhanced product ion (EPI) scan in an information-dependent acquisition (IDA) experiment, which can be performed by means of high-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS)/MS analysis. The MRM-IDA-EPI experiment was used for the analysis of hemp samples and the identification of the compounds of interest. It was performed through the comparison of EPI spectra with literature data and with the in-house library. The results, processed by multivariate statistical analysis, showed an accurate classification of the 12 C. sativa cultivars, emphasizing the synergic contribution of the new cannabinoids recently discovered and showing how the traditional classification based on a common cannabinoid is limiting.
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