miniGC & miniLC Webinar – Todd Griffin of G2 Analytical
Speaker: Todd Griffin of G2 Analytical
Bio: Todd Griffin is the CEO and Chief Scientist for Griffin and Griffin Analytical Associates. Todd cofounded G2 Analytical with his daughter in 2019. G2 Analytical works at the intersection of science and society to address some of society’s most challenging analysis problems and contribute to a healthier, safer, and more informed community. Todd is also an instructor of chemistry and mathematics at Wingate University. Prior to starting G2 Analytical, Todd was the Director of Research and Engineering at Chemring Detection Systems and Director of Science & Technology at General Dynamics, ATP leading a dynamic organization dedicated to the research, development, manufacturing, and support of threat detection systems for the defense and security industry. Todd was also the Chief Scientist for Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) for Night Vision, Electro Optics, Chemical, Biological, and Explosives Detection. Todd completed his undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Mathematics at Wingate University and his graduate degree at Indiana University, Bloomington.
Topic: Detection and Quantification of THC Isomers in Cannabis Infused Products
Summary: The popularity of cannabis infused edibles continues to increase due to state medical and recreational cannabis programs. The 2018 Farm Bill has also led to the introduction of hemp infused consumer products. Recently, hemp derived THC isomers, such as delta-8 THC, have been infused into a wide variety of edibles. The complex nature of edible matrices, and chemical similarity in the THC isomers, presents challenges for labs to accurately detect and quantify these cannabinoids. There is a need for cost effective and reliable sample preparation and analysis techniques. Traditional sample preparation techniques, like QuEChERS, are slow and complex. A novel automated solvent extraction method has been used to prepare the edibles infused with THC isomers and a miniature high pressure liquid chromatography system is used to analyze the samples. This presentation will present the automated sample preparation technique and compare results with QuEChERS method. The HPLC method will be presented along with results from the miniature HPLC.
Original Air Date: March 23, 2022 @ 3pm EDT