Synthesis and analysis of cannabinoid-derivatives- BC-611

Project type: Research
Desired discipline(s): Chemistry, Natural Sciences
Company: Anonymous
Project Length: 4 to 6 months
Preferred start date: 08/01/2021
Language requirement: English
Location(s): Coquitlam, BC, Canada
No. of positions: 1
Desired education level: CollegeUndergraduate/BachelorMaster'sPhDPostdoctoral fellow
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About the company: 

Nextleaf is an innovative cannabis processor that owns one of the largest portfolios of U.S. patents for the extraction, distillation, and delivery of cannabinoids. Nextleaf supplies cannabis oils to its wholesale customers and distributes consumer products under its award-winning prohibition-era brand, Glacial Gold™. Nextleaf’s proprietary closed-loop automated extraction plant in Metro Vancouver has a design capacity to process 600 kilos of dried cannabis into oil per day. Nextleaf is developing delivery technology through its Health Canada Research Licence with sensory evaluation of cannabis via human testing. The Company owns 15 U.S. patents and has been issued over 80 patents globally.

Describe the project.: 

The intern will primarily assist in the lab scale production of two primary target derivative cannabinoids along with accompanying analytical validation methods (e.g. NMR, MS) for reaction outcome and efficiency. The project will involve work in a fume hood with cannabis distillate, reactants including acids and catalysts, under inert atmospheres. Ideally academic instrumentation could be leveraged through the collaborating professor for molecule identification and analysis.

Required expertise/skills: 

Ideally a PhD student in organic chemistry with small molecule identification experience