Tetrahydrocannabinol Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Tetrahydrocannabinol Properties


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Tetrahydrocannabinol is the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis. It can be an amber or gold colored glassy solid when cold, which becomes viscous and sticky if warmed. Tetrahydrocannabinol is used to treat anorexia in people with HIV/AIDS as well as for refractory nausea and vomiting in people undergoing chemotherapy.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Thick brown oil
Boiling Point 390.448 °C
CAS Number 1972-08-3
Density 1.015 g/ml
IUPAC Name (6aR,10aR)-6,6,9-Trimethyl-3-pentyl-6a,7,8,10a-tetrahydro-6H-benzo[c]chromen-1-ol
InChI 1S/C21H30O2/c1-5-6-7-8-15-12-18(22)20-16-11-14(2)9-10-17(16)21(3,4)23-19(20)13-15/h11-13,16-17,22H,5-10H2,1-4H3/t16-,17-/m1/s1
Molar Mass 314.46 g/mol
Molecular Formula C21H30O2
Synonyms THC;3-Pentyl-6,6,9-Trimethyl-6a,7,8,10a-Tetrahydro-6h-Dibenzo(B,D)Pyran-1-Ol;6h-Dibenzo(B,D)Pyran-1-Ol, 6a,7,8,10a-Tetrahydro-6,6,9-Trimethyl-3-Pentyl-, Trans-;Tetranabinex
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