Application Note

Analysis of 16 Cannabinoids Using the PerkinElmer LC 300 HPLC System with PDA Detection


Accurate identification and quantification of cannabinoid content is a critical step in the process to bringing safe and high quality cannabis flower and fortified products to market. As the legalization of recreational cannabis use continues throughout the world, fast and efficient liquid chromatography methods for the determination of cannabinoid content are need to satisfy both regulatory and consumer demands.

In this application note, a fast and simple method for the determination of 16 common cannabinoids is presented. Utilizing a PerkinElmer LC 300 HPLC system with a PDA detector, the method results in the elution of all sixteen compounds in under seven minutes, with LOQs = 0.15 µg/mL for most analytes.