Cannabidiol or CBN, is a cannabinoid of interest because of its potential in medicinal applications. However, CBN is not expressed by cannabis plants in high yields and is actually formed from degraded (oxidized) tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
To create CBN in high yield, synthetic methods have been created starting from both THC and CBD. In either case, whether from natural degradation or synthesis, CBN requires purification and flash chromatography has shown to be a very effective technology to increase its purity.
For more information purifying CBN, please download our application note Cannabinol (CBN) Purification Using Flash Chromatography.