App Notes

Best Practices For Cannabis Waste Disposal

September 18, 2020

Under federal law, cannabis is a Schedule 1 drug, so its remnants may be considered hazardous waste. This whitepaper details which states have established laws and regulations, three general disposal requirements, and how companies help the industry stay compliant.

17 Cannabinoids in Hemp and Cannabis

September 11, 2020

Three approaches to HPLC analysis of 17 cannabinoids optimized for speed with high resolution, reduced solvent consumption, or low pressure.

Microwave Digestion and Elemental Analysis of Cannabis and Hemp Products 

September 03, 2020

This application note demonstrates the CEM MARS 6 for microwave digestion of mixed cannabis and hemp containing products in a single run and elemental analysis of these products.

THC Metabolites in Urine

September 03, 2020

States that have legalized cannabis use also have a zero tolerance workplace drug policy that usually requires a urine test of known metabolites of THC.

Cannabinoid Sample Preparation

August 10, 2020

The Microlab® 600 Diluter/Dispenser makes measurements morereliable, allows the method to use less consumables, and cuts down on preparation time.

Microwave Digestion and Elemental Analysis of Cannabis and Hemp Products 

August 05, 2020

This application note demonstrates the CEM MARS 6 for microwave digestion of mixed cannabis and hemp containing products in a single run and elemental analysis of these products.

Analysis of Pesticides and Mycotoxins in Cannabis Brownies

August 04, 2020

An effective workflow for this complex analysis was developed in brownies, and optimization strategies are detailed in order to provide a starting point for similar matrices.

Aflatoxin Assay Using a Low-Cost Fluorescence Detector

July 17, 2020

An isocratic HPLC method for the analysis of aflatoxins. Uses the DFL-10 (filter fluorescence detector) with a photochemical reactor to improve sensitivity.

Qualitative Analysis of CBD Oils

July 16, 2020

An HPLC method for the testing of CBD Oils. The DLC-10 is a small, easy to use and low-cost HPLC system that uses an isocratic assay for reliability.

17 Cannabinoids in Hemp and Cannabis

July 15, 2020

Three approaches to HPLC analysis of 17 cannabinoids optimized for speed with high resolution, reduced solvent consumption, or low pressure.

Calibration vs Verification

July 13, 2020

This application note discusses the different methods of using calibration weights and when to use each type.

Leachable-Free Pipette Tips

June 12, 2020

Contaminants from common plastic labware can interfere with quality and potency testing by HPLC or GC-MS and heavy metal testing by ICP-MS.

Recovery of Cannabinoids

June 08, 2020

This application note demonstrates the removal of particles in cannabis extracts with sample preparation prior to HPLC analysis.

High Throughput Analysis of Cannabinoids by LC-UV

June 08, 2020

This application note demonstrates Cannabinoid Profiles on Raptor ARC-18 column.

Qualitative Analysis of CBD Oils

June 08, 2020

An HPLC method for the testing of CBD Oils. The DLC-10 is a small, easy to use and low-cost HPLC system that uses an isocratic assay for reliability.

Extraction of Pesticides from Cannabis

June 08, 2020

This application note demonstrates rapid automated extraction and analysis of a broad range of pesticides from cannabis flower.

QTRAP Technology - A Compendium of Related Research Applications

June 08, 2020

This compendium showcases the SCIEX QTRAP® technology and what differentiates it from other triple quadrupole technology. Specifically, QTRAP applications and methods across a diverse set of testing areas are presented.

MRMHR - High Sensitivity for Low Level Trace Detection

June 08, 2020

MRMHR creates a familiar workflow with unrivalled accuracy. Do targeted quantitation you need at trace levels in a similar format to how you would acquire your data on a triple quadrupole system.

Analysis of Pesticides in Cannabis Using Quadrupole Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry

June 08, 2020

In this application note, the analysis of the Massachusetts cannabis pesticide list using MRMHR acquisition on the X500R QTOF system is described.

Quantitation of Oregon List of Pesticides and Cannabinoids in Cannabis Matrices by LC–MS/MS

June 08, 2020

A fully verified LC–MS method is presented using two different SCIEX triple quadrupole mass spectrometers for analyzing those pesticides comprising the Oregon pesticide list.

Cannabis and Hemp Testing Compendium Volume 1

June 08, 2020

This compendium is a collection of application notes to assist laboratories in delivering premium testing of cannabis products to detect pesticides and natural toxins.

Chemovar Typing of Cannabis Strains with MarkerView™ Software and the SCIEX X500R QTOF System

June 08, 2020

Chemovars-a chemistry-based, phenotypical fingerprint rather than a horticultural cultivar-have been proposed and gained popularity in the scientific community. Learn more about key advantages of chemovar classification of cannabis strains.

Top 5 Pesticide Challenges in Cannabis

June 08, 2020

A lab’s largest purchases is an LC–MS instrument. The lab needs an instrument tough enough for cannabis that has the sensitivity to meet the needs of ongoing changes in regulations.

Analysis of the Massachusetts Cannabis Pesticides List Using the SCIEX QTRAP® 6500+ System

June 08, 2020

The state of Massachusetts regulates nine pesticides at 10 ppb in flower. These strict action levels necessitate a highly sensitive mass spectrometer, such as the SCIEX 6500+ QTRAP® system.

LC-UV Method for 16 Cannabinoids in Hemp and Cannabis

June 05, 2020

UCT’s Selectra® C18 Column provides for a simple and robust method for the detection and quantitation of 16 cannabinoids in hemp and cannabis samples.

From Seed to Sale

June 01, 2020

Heavy Metals in Hemp

May 12, 2020

This application describes the analysis of arsenic, cadmium, mercury, and lead by ICP-MS in several varieties of hemp.

Extraction of Cannabinoids from Cannabis

May 12, 2020

This application note demonstrates rapid automated extraction and analysis of THC, THCA, CBN, CBA, and CBDA from hemp flower.

Heavy Metals in Hemp

May 05, 2020

This application describes the analysis of arsenic, cadmium, mercury, and lead by ICP-MS in several varieties of hemp.

Mycotoxin Detection in Cannabis Products

May 05, 2020

Isocratic HPLC method for the analysis of mycotoxins / aflatoxins.  Uses the DFL-10  filter fluorescence detector  with a photochemical reactor to improve sensitivity.

LC-UV Method for 16 Cannabinoids in Hemp and Cannabis

April 16, 2020

UCT’s Selectra® C18 Column provides for a simple and robust method for the detection and quantitation of 16 cannabinoids in hemp and cannabis samples.

Canadian Cannabis Pesticides List Using LC-MS

March 19, 2020

In this application note, we present the sample preparations and experimental conditions for the analysis of Canadian cannabis pesticides. Method performance data is shown that demonstrates the successful analysis of the Canadian cannabis pesticides in a flower matrix.

Tips for Pesticide Residue Analysis in Cannabis

March 18, 2020

In this application note, we present the most commonly observed errors and challenges when analyzing pesticides in cannabis products and suggestions on how to avoid or correct these issues.

Ensuring Regulatory Compliance in Cannabis Testing

March 18, 2020

-Analysis of the Fast-5 pesticides -New directions in terpenes testing -FAQs about pesticides analysis in cannabis testing

Separation of Eight Cannabinoids

March 10, 2020

Isolation of eight common cannabinoids for the determination of analytical cannabis content.