does anyone use the t-41 route when it comes to their conversion? my boss wants me to get my SOP down and so far i’ve only converted distillate to d8 and got 70% thc. this is after LLE on the conversion then redistilling
should i use isolate instead of distillate? ( one buddy told me crude is his preferred starting material) is the acidic clay route straight dooty and i need to move over to a pTSA conversion or do any of you all like the t41 method as the acid?
one thing i do know is cleaning your SPD after a conversion is not fun. I even pack the head with stainless steel wool to prevent nasties from climbing up. still quite the chore.
anyways long post short… whats your experience with converting with clay ? any good results? thanks in advance lovely Futurians
i am back to the drawing board.
going to work up a reaction with isolate, heptane and HCL sometime soon. just gotta order the HCL.
recently read another SOP for the t-41 route if i so choose to try it
it called for 32% t-41 , 2:1 heptane to CBD isolate
reflux for 4 hours at 90c
the most i have ever used was 15% so maybe i’ll give that a shot.
whats funny to me is i get ND on CBD so in theory i have fully converted… just not to my target cannabinoid. its scattered all over the place. so maybe higher percent of acid and longer reflux is where i missed my mark.
i’m still trying to figure all this out so i guess i shouldnt be so hard on myself but damn dude i wanted a good CoA
When you boil cbd and acid one of the other byproducts is olivetol. Probably some percent of your cbd broke down into non-cannabinoids. The highest I’ve ever seen d8 with t41 is in the 70s. The people who had success with t41 probably had inflated testing anyways though. That material could have easily been in the 50s and there’s really no good way to know
this next batch i make will be worked up with heptane in my 5L glass filter reactor. this will allow me to filter out the clay before distillation. do you believe i would still run the risk of olivetol and or other byproducts if i use this method?
i’m assuming the d8 iso-thc and the 4,8 iso thc come from co-boiling the clay alongside the isolate? so if i hadnt done that would these cannabinoids just stay as regular delta 8 and i would have got over 70% D8?
Heptane PTSA is like the most common d8 method out there, way cleaner then ghetto powder techs will ever be… way cleaner and easier on equipment then HCL too.
I’ve ran it literally 100s of times throughout the years and I still have all my skin.
Just be cognisant that there is an exotherm associated with isomerization. Ie the reaction will generate heat as excess kinetic energy is converted.
Just make sure you make your PTSA addition slowly, and do the addition when the heptane is at room temperature. NEVER ADD AN ACID INTO A SYSTEM WITH ELEVATED TEMPS. that’s one way you can blow up,
Heptane is a great solvent for this reaction because the BP of heptane is relatively high, it acts as a buffer to absorb the exotherm. If you make an addition at elevated temps that buffer is reduced, and you run the chance of the causing the exotherm to over shoot the BP of the solvent and it causes the system to rapidly boil and create tons of vapor pressure.
Use an inert blanket aswell.
Stay away from t-41 it makes terrible product and no one will want to buy that shit.
if my LLE clean up hasn’t removed the slight pink rose hue… and i assume i failed my alkaline beam CBD test, my distillate didnt have a long enough reaction. can i take the partially isomerized distillate and reflux with an acid for an additional supplemental reflux?