Cannabis Testing: Water for HPLC and Sample Prep
When analyzing cannabis and CBD products for purity, ultrapure water is the basis for safe and economical analytics, reducing interference and ensuring accurate measurements of cannabinoids and terpenes. The use of high-quality, ultrapure water is important for all daily standard applications in analytic labs, such as preparing stock solutions, buffers, or to dilute samples, but is especially important when performing chromatographic analyzes, such as HPLC, GC-MS or IC.
Water is used heavily for rinsing and dilution of samples to be tested. Furthermore, it is used for the preparation of certified reference materials within the calibration and testing of the instrumentation (GS-MS, HPLC) to evaluate the samples for contamination in the Cannabis testing process.
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