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Cannabigerolic Acid

  • Acronym: CBGA
  • Class: cannabigerol
  • Formula: C22H32O4
  • Molecular Weight.: 360.494 g/mol
  • CAS: 25555-57-1

Cannabigerolic acid (CBGA) is the first phytocannabinoid biosynthesized by the cannabis plant. It is a hydrophobic lipid lacking psychotropic effects and being formed by combining geranyl pyrophosphate with olivetólico acid. It is found in highest concentrations in industrial hemp since their formation and differentiation process is simpler cannabinoid (predominating CBG and CBD). In the case of commercial marijuana this chemical process involving the CBGA has been altered and enhanced by external genetic research aimed at obtaining higher ratios of THC and rich varieties recently CBD.

This phytocannabinoid is one of the most important and might be considered the molecule 'mother' from which the best known cannabis (THC, CBD, CBG and CBC) pentyl phytocannabinoids are biosynthesized. Three oxidociclasas are responsible for these changes: the THCA synthase converts the CBGA in THCA, the CBDA synthase forms the CBDA CBCA and the CBCA synthase is synthesized. From here the respective natural decarboxylation (UV, heat ...) or induced (vaporization combustion ...) produce the neutral forms above (THC, CBD, CBG and CBC).