New to Future4200 and loving it so far. I was wondering if any of you might have insights into lowering the decarboxylation temperature to a degree that won’t destroy your valuable terps from a low temp extraction. I saw a few people talking about using MgO, and I also found this patent in the literature:
Anyone know what sodium catalyst they’re talking about? I’m thinking its Na2O. And their process is aqueous, meaning you’re raising the pH by adding the sodium catalyst. Is it the basic aqueous environment that is lowering the activating energy for decarboxylation? Or could you add Na2O to a crude extract, heat it to 70 C and have decarboxylated product in half an hour?
Thanks in advanced for any insights