I’m looking for a way to isolate delta 9 THC in a crystal/powder form. I’ve been digging through the site and can’t seem to find anything on this subject which leads me to believe it’s not possible. I just want to make this post to see if that is the case or if people know of a way of making delta 9 THC isolate. Any information helps even if it’s saying that it’s not possible
Probably easier to recarboxylate and isolate thc-a
D9 is technically possible to create isolate with. But I haven’t seen it around here. It’s very much not prone to crystalization, so likely infeasible to do on much of scale or without a great amount of annoyance.
Yeah our starting point really is what ever we need it to be. What we do currently is CO2 to distillate. We are getting a BHO set up in the near future and was originally think that we could use diamonds for our end product but after coming to my sense I realized that it will be THC-A and we will need Delta-9.
It’s a drink product, we were thinking it would be cool mix “delta-9 THC isolate” in instead of adding distillate to a powder and then mixing that in. When you bring the distillate to room temp after freezing it and grinding it does it melt back into an “oil”?
Sure. Although “oil” isn’t a particularly descriptive moniker.
To me “oil” implies a lower rm temp viscosity than (say) honey, which would not be the expectation for decarbed THCA isolate.
There is also published data suggesting that decarbing 99+% THCA will result in less than 99% THC due to thermal degradation.
The emulsion shown above was made by liquifying crude (~65% cannabinoids) with the addition of an ~equal amount of MCT before combining with the other ingredients. It might be possible to simply use heat to reduce viscosity. That does work when making a maltodexrin based powder.
Take thca isolate and decarb it; bingo; more or less a d9 isolate; depending on how aggressive your decarb was you might see a slight amount of cbn; you’ll also lose weight by doing this.
Your other options are;
recarb; d9->thca; which is tricky to do and not necessarily easily scaled.
Esterification; but I wouldnt consume it personally.
I’ve heard of people spray drying raw disty without additives to yield a “powder” still will melt tho;
Ln2 and a chilled grinder might yield similar results.
You could always fractionate out d9 from a chroma column; but chances are good you’ll have a few minors coelute from the column.
All in all I’d say the best way would be decarb thca isolate.