Accurate and Simple Quantification of THC and CBD in Beverages Containing Micro and Nano Emulsions



Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 2pm EDT | 1pm CDT | 11am PDT Tips and tricks for simple and fast cleanup of infused beverages for accurate quantifications of THC and CBD.

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Event Overview:

Accurate quantifications of THC and CBD by LC-UV in drinks like beer, iced tea, sodas, and fruit drinks can be negatively impacted by several factors. The first issue lies with the stability of cannabinoids. Analytes like THC and CBD tend to bind to the inner surface of bottles and cans. Secondly, because of their low solubility in water, cannabinoids require the presence of oils and emulsifiers to keep them in solution during storage and shipping. Oils and emulsifiers like palm oil, glycerin, lecithin, and polysorbate 80 impact accuracy and tend to build up and contaminate and clog LC columns. Finally, concentrations of cannabinoids in beverages are much lower compared to other edibles, which requires an optimized extraction procedure for robust and accurate quantification.

In this short webinar, you will learn tips and tricks for simple and fast cleanup of infused beverages. As a result, you will increase your lab productivity and put a stop to strange and unpredictable results. You will also get a brief review of potency testing in chocolate, baked goods, candies, and topicals. Who said that potency testing had to be painful?!

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Get tips and trick for reliable and robust LC-UV detection applicable to a great variety of beverages, with a particular focus on beverages infused with THC or CBD
  • Learn how to remove emulsifiers and carrier oils that can potentially lead to column clogging and erratic results
  • You will get access to an optimized extraction procedure for better accuracy and precision. Increased lab productivity—here we come!

Who Should Attend:

  • Scientists, forensic toxicologists, lab managers and lab owners that are looking to improved lab productivity and ultimate quality in testing results


Jean-Francois Roy
Agilent MS Application Scientist

Christophe Deckers
Agilent Sample Prep Application Engineer
Agilent Technologies, Inc.

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