Phytochemistry, Vol. 37, No. 3, pp. 755-756, 1994
Charles T. Hammond & Paul G. Mahlberg
Department of Biology, St. Meinrad College, St. Meinrad, IN 47577, U.S.A. – Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, U.S.A.
(Received 25 March 1994)
Keywords: Cannabis sativa, Cannabaceae, phloroglucinol glucoside, phenol
Phloroglucinol B-D-glucoside was identified from shoot laticifer exudate of Cannabis sativa (marihuana) by TLC. Isolation of the aglycone from acid-heat hydrolysis or emulsin treatment yielded the free phenol, phloroglucinol (1,3,5-trihydroxybenzene), as identified by GC-mass and 1HNMR spectrometry. Phloroglucinol also was identified by TLC as a prominent component in glandular trichomes.