"Hi there, SkunkPharm. I want to preface this by saying that I am an inorganic chemist, but I want to try my hand at this procedure, but certain things about it bother me. My primary concern after doing some research is that THC-O-Acetate is said to be water soluble. Is this the case? If it is, am I right in assuming that the saline solution must be absolutely saturated? Secondarily, your setup in figure 1 is a little confusing. The way I understand it is that you have cold water in the bucket with an aquarium pump moving water from the bucket through the reflux condenser and back to the bucket. Is this correct?
Third, I wanted to ask some questions about the oil requirements. First of all I am fully aware that the addition of sulfuric acid to the oil will result in CBD being converted to various forms of THC, some of which are not the delta-9 variant. My first question is are any of these other variants detrimental to health/product? Second, how pure must my initial oil be, and what are your tips for increasing purity using ethanol as a primary solvent? do I need to do a secondary extraction with an alkane like hexane to ensure that there are no water soluble impurities like chlorophyll present.
Fourth, what are ways this product can be used? Is it able to be used just like a normal THC oil in an oil rig, or being baked into edibles? also Is it stable enough to be stored under normal atmospheric conditions or are there special requirements for storing this chemical?
I would really appreciate your input. Given that this experiment has the potential to be very hazardous, I want to make absolutely certain that I know what I am doing every step of the way. "