|Chemical and physical data|
|Molar mass||330.468 g·mol−1|
|3D model (JSmol)|
11-Hydroxy-Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (11-OH-Δ8-THC, alternatively numbered as 7-OH-Δ6-THC) is an active metabolite of Delta-8-THC (Δ8-THC), the less predominant psychoactive component of cannabis. It retains psychoactive effects in animal studies with higher potency than Δ8-THC but lower potency than 11-OH-Δ9-THC. Historically it has been of limited interest due to the low proportion of Δ8-THC relative to Δ9-THC in cannabis, but with widespread legitimate use of semi-synthetic Δ8-THC in jurisdictions where Δ9-THC remains illegal, 11-OH-Δ8-THC is now an important metabolite for distinguishing between use of legal Δ8-THC and illegal Δ9-THC.
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