In response to requests offered by the FTIR spectroscopy community, the Cannabis CBD Oil Analyzer also known as the Pearl Analyzer has become a cost effective development that is used to qualify and quantify CBD used in oils, creams, ointments and other cosmetics, as well as beverages and juices.
Cannabidiol, commonly referenced as CBD is one of the 104 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis or marijuana plant. CBD oil is formulated by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant and then diluting it with an oil like coconut or hemp seed oil. Read this brief CBD Oil Application Note
to appreciate the results that can be achieved using this accessory.
The Cannabis CBD Oil Analyzer is truly a brilliant analytical accessory for the cannabis industry. No sample preparation is required. Analysis is fast and simple. CLICK HERE
to watch a short video demonstrating how easy it is to use.
FTIR spectroscopy is becoming the analytical method of choice for cannabis as the use of spectroscopic analysis can be undertaken by an expert or nonspecialist and is significantly faster compared to other analytical techniques such as Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry.
For those who are new to cannabis analysis, be advised that identifying and quantifying are different. The majority of analytical cannabis investigations is associated with identification which is common when referring to the associated spectral peaks. For quantification there needs to be analytical standards in the range required for the cannabinoids and common contaminants found in hemp and cannabis, including DEA controlled substances such as CBD and THC, pesticide residues, residual solvents, heavy metals, terpenes, pyrethroids, chlorinated hydrocarbons, carbamates and organophosphates. Refer to the relevant Certified Reference Materials
and when compared to the spectra you generate from your samples, you can establish a pass or fail result. If your FTIR instrument has a Partial Least Squares PLS Quantification program then this is a common model that can used for quantification. The data can be further confirmed by an independent lab if third party verification is required.
It is important to note this accessory is used in conjunction with an FTIR instrument. The analyzer is inserted with the appropriate baseplate for the instrument within the instrument's sample compartment. When ordering, please indicate the FTIR instrument make and model you possess. Consider using the ZnSe Wedged 25 micron and 100 micron CBD Analysis Cell with the Cannabis CBD Analyzer. ZnSe will operate over a much broader infrared spectral range.Scroll below for order details.
You may refer to this Product DataSheet
to assist with ordering the items below. Recall to specify your FTIR spectrometer make and model.
For cannabis and hemp plant material analysis, ATR is the analytical technique used for primary identification, quantification and monitoring growth to optimize conditions. You can refer to the Quest ATR
accessory for more information and read this Quick and Real-Time Potency Determination of Cannabinoids Using FTIR Spectroscopy Application Note
and Cannabis Growth Monitoring Using FTIR Spectroscopy Application Note
to appreciate the results that can be achieved using the Quest ATR accessory.