I assume this means that this is not a “safe” chromatograph. Thank you for the clarification! It seems that we won’t be seeing one until we can identify what those unknowns actually are and how safe or unsafe they are.
This is really my only problem with the chromatogram, whether or not there is just peak fronting or if that is actual coelution.
This would really come down to the method validation and if the lab is performed their method validation in such a way that they know that bump is delta 8, and that the best method they could come up with involves peak fronting, then I see no problems at all with this chromatogram.
If that peak is actually an unknown, then not only should it not be integrated into the delta 8 peak for quantification purposes, but the method should really be revised to ensure proper peak separation.
edit just to clarify, I don’t want to imply that there is nothing else “wrong” with the chromatogram. Maybe those peaks are just unlabeled here but are known? Maybe they are unknowns. Obviously identification of each peak would be the most ideal scenario but sometimes that’s not possible depending on the source of the sample for this delta 8. I was merely speaking on what I noticed as potential poor chromatography for what was shown, with no other background information.
No, it’s not clean of unknowns. Most everything has unknowns, so get used to it. Nobody should be saying with certainty that it’s not safe. Nobody should be saying with certainty that it is safe. It’s just a risk assessment each person has to do for themselves prior to consuming. The more information you give people the better informed they are. How much more needs to be said on the matter?
Ask them where they got the d8-THC acetate standard if you want to help.
Thank you. I appreciate you taking the time to give this a look over.
Asked. I will update you if we get a reply.
More people than before. It’s helpful that people on this thread are sharing information. People on the Reddit, although few in numbers, are doing their best to inform others. There is still a percentage of people that believe just bringing this up is fear mongering, but that is to be expected. In a way, I suppose it is. Especially if you are coming from a reality where everyone has told you this is 100% safe.