Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Campus Units

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Toxicology

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

12-10-2015

Journal or Book Title

PLoS One

Volume

10

Issue

12

First Page

e0144160

Research Focus Area(s)

Animal Production Systems Engineering

DOI

10.1371/journal.pone.0144160

Abstract

Recent US legislation permitting recreational use of marijuana in certain states brings the use of marijuana odor as probable cause for search and seizure to the forefront of forensic science, once again. This study showed the use of solid-phase microextraction with multidimensional gas chromatography—mass spectrometry and simultaneous human olfaction to characterize the total aroma of marijuana. The application of odor activity analysis offers an explanation as to why high volatile chemical concentration does not equate to most potent odor impact of a certain compound. This suggests that more attention should be focused on highly odorous compounds typically present in low concentrations, such as nonanal, decanol, o-cymene, benzaldehyde, which have more potent odor impact than previously reported marijuana headspace volatiles.

Comments

This article is from PLoS ONE 10(12): e0144160. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0144160. Posted with permission.

Rights

© 2015 Rice, Koziel. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited

Copyright Owner

Rice, Koziel

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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