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Cannabiripsol: A novelCannabis constituent


Cannabiripsol [(−)(6aR, 9S, 10S, 10aR)9,10-dihydroxy-hexahydrocannabinol] (1), a new cannabinoid was isolated from a South African Cannabis variant. The structure was determined by spectral means and by synthesis.

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Acknowledgments. This work was supported by contract HSM-42-70-103 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and by the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677. —Cannabis Herbarium specimens are stored in the Herbarium, Department of Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi.

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Boeren, E.G., Elsohly, M.A. & Turner, C.E. Cannabiripsol: A novelCannabis constituent. Experientia 35, 1278–1279 (1979).

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