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Delta-8-THC, .delta.6-THC, (−)-trans-Δ8-tetrahydrocannabinol
- Acronym: ∆8-THC
- Class: delta_8_thc
- Formula: C21H30O2
- Molecular Weight.: 314.5 g/mol
- Boiling Point: 175-178º
- CAS: 5957-75-5
Similar to Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (popularly known as ∆9-THC, or THC) we can also find this other phytocannabinoid in the cannabis plant, the Delta-8-THC. This, like Delta-9-THC, is a psychoactive substance with psychotropic effects. Delta-8-THC is found in a significantly lower proportion in the plant than Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol as it is generated by the oxidation of the latter.
Delta-8-Tetrahydrocannabinol is also obtained after decarboxylation (natural or induced) of its precursor, Delta-8-Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid.