DEVELOPMENT OF A CANNABIS FINGERPRINT

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$48,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
7405
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
El Sohly Laboratories Inc
1215 1/2 Jackson Avenue, Oxford, MS, 38655
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
MAHMOUD A EL SOHLY PHD
(601) 236-2609
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THIS PROJECT INTENDS TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING ANALYTICAL PROCEDURES TO BE USED FOR IDENTIFYING THE COUNTRYOF ORIGIN OF A GIVEN CANNABIS SAMPLE ON THE BASIS OF ITS CHEMICAL PROFILE. GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY/MASS SPECTROMETRY (GC/MS) WILL BE THE MAIN TECHNIQUE USED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SUCH PROCEDURES. BOTH UNDERIVATIZED AND DERIVATIZED CANNABIS EXTRACTS FROM MULTIPLE SAMPLES FROM EACH COUNTRY UNDER CONSIDERATION WILL BE ANALYZED. HIGH-RESOLUTION CAPILLARY COLUMNS WILL BE USED WITH PROGRAMMED TEMPERATURES TO MAXIMIZE THE NUMBER OF CHROMATOGRAPHIC PEAKS TO BE USED FOR DEVELOPING EACH SAMPLE'S FINGERPRINT. IN ADDITION, HIGH-RESOLUTION, HIGH-PERFORMANCE LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY (HPLC) COLUMNS (3 PARTICLE SIZE) WILL BE EXAMINED EITHER AS A PRIMARY TECHNIQUE OR AS A BACKUP PROCEDURE IF NEEDED. DATA ANALYSIS WILL BE BY QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE COMPARISON OF THE CHROMATOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS OF EACH SAMPLE. A DATABASE WILL BE DEVELOPED FOR FUTURE USE IN ANALYZING UNKNOWN SAMPLES.

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