Since the last thread on this turned in to a real shit show, I thought I’d start this since it’s obvious some of us would like to discuss the original topic. If you can’t refrain from flaming other members and stay at least roughly on topic, please return to the thread in the echo chamber. Ok, with that out of the way…
From what I managed to glean before everything went south in the previous thread, acid seems to be the key to the conversion. T41 or citric acid in the boiling flask sound like the safest, most stoner friendly of the catalysts I’ve heard mentioned. Reflux time or residency time in the cook flask also seems to play a role in getting a complete conversion. Are there adjustments in amount of catalyst used in the boiling flask and or residency/reflux time that will allow me to control the ratio of D9/d8?
I’ve heard the cleaner my starting material, the less chance there is for side reactions. Is it other cannabinoids or just other BS in the distillate that will cause this @cyclopath?
I have a distillate that’s close to 100% cannabinoids. Lab says 100.046% actually, but I’m pretty sure they’re a little off there.
My plan is to add some citric acid to one batch and T41 to another. Reflux both (separately) for about 12 hours and then run them off and take to the lab. Who wants to tell me roughly what I’m gonna get out of these experiments?
Oh, bake the T41 in the oven for a while first to remove the water from it, because that will also play a role, correct?
Ok wizards, enlighten me!