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- Acronym: ∆9-THC
- Class: delta_9_tetrahydrocannabinol
- Formula: C21H30O2
- Molecular Weight.: 314.469 g/mol
- Boiling Point: 157º
- CAS: 1972-08-3
This cannabinoid is in greater concentration in commercial cannabis or marijuana, and is the one that produces the psychotropic effects. It has glasslike features in nature and becomes sticky when heated. It focuses on the buds, it is the white resin that can be observed by the naked eye (trichomes). It does not dissolve in water but in nonpolar solvents such as ethanol or ethyl alcohol (extractions) or fat / lipids (oils), allowing many preparations and recipes.
It is produced by decarboxylation of the acid (Δ9 THCA-) form, unlike THC is not psychoactive as it is not possible to cross the blood brain barrier. The biosynthesis process of this phytocannabinoid is very similar to other acid forms pentyl cannabinoids (five-carbon chain without double bonds) and differ from propyl (CBDV, THCV ...) having a chain propyl (three carbons) instead.