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Vaping THC-O acetate: potential for another EVALI epidemic
This brief report is to alert the public health community to the confirmed presence of Δ8-THC-O acetate in commercially available vaping products and the potential risk of pulmonary toxicity from vaping THC-O. The impetus for this study was the presence of the aryl acetate moiety in THC-O. Mass spectrometry (MS) evidence and activation energy (AE) calculations indicating that vaping of THC-O is likely to generate ketene, a suspected cause of lung injury, are provided.
CommentsThe original article is available at https://link.springer.com/
Published CitationBenowitz NL. et al. Vaping THC-O acetate: potential for another EVALI epidemic. J Med Toxicol. 2023;19(1):37-39.
Publication Date12 December 2022
- Surgical Science and Practice
- Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
- Accepted Version (Postprint)