The use of completely denatured alcohol, such as CDA 12A, has become increasingly popular in the cannabis extraction industry. This type of alcohol, also known as denatured alcohol or industrial-grade alcohol, is alcohol that has been denatured with other substances like Heptane to make to undrinkable before the extraction process, thus alleviating the burden of the Federal Excise Tax that comes with purchasing more high proof solvents like Ethanol 200. It has become a popular solvent for cannabis extraction due to its high purity and efficiency.
One of the key advantages of using completely denatured alcohol, such as CDA 12A, for cannabis extraction is its high purity. Despite being denatured with other 5% Heptane, CDA 12A is designed to leave behind no toxic or smelly residues in the extract, making it a safe and effective solvent. This is particularly important for medical cannabis patients, who may be sensitive to contaminants in their medication.
Another advantage of using CDA 12A, for cannabis extraction is its efficiency. Alcohol is able to extract a wide range of compounds from the cannabis plant, including cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and other beneficial compounds. This allows for the creation of full-spectrum extracts that contain the full range of compounds found in the plant. In contrast, other extraction methods may only be able to extract a limited range of compounds, resulting in extracts that are less potent and less effective.
Extract 710® consists of no less than 95% Food Grade, USP, GNS Grade Ethanol and 5% n-Heptane which is an industry standard solvents. In addition, completely denatured alcohol, such as CDA 12A, is a versatile solvent that can be used to extract compounds from a variety of plant materials. This makes it a useful tool for creating extracts from different strains of cannabis or even from other plants.
One potential disadvantage of using completely denatured alcohol, such as CDA 12A, for cannabis extraction is that it may strip some of the more delicate compounds from the plant material. This can result in extracts that lack some of the flavors and aromas found in the original plant. However, this can be mitigated by using low temperatures and carefully controlling the extraction process.
Overall, the use of completely denatured alcohol, such as CDA 12A, for cannabis extraction offers several benefits, including high purity, efficiency, and versatility. This makes it a popular choice for extractors looking to create high-quality cannabis extracts. Whether you're a medical patient seeking a pure and potent extract, or a small-scale extractor looking for an affordable and versatile extraction method, CDA 12A may be worth considering.
How to Buy CDA 12A (Extract 710)
American Ethanol Extract 710® is the highest purity CDA 12A available on the market today for extraction. We source material from a variety of some of the most reputable manufacturers in North America to ensure our quality meets the most demanding extraction standards.
Extract 710® is available in many sizes, from a gallon to a tanker, including our newly introduced 1 Quart bottle sizes to allow for shipping without the added hazmet handeling charges required by others.