Clean Room Extracts does not rely on highly flammable solvents to extract the essential oils in cannabis. Instead, the environmentally friendly solvent, Carbon Dioxide, is used in its Supercritical state, leaving behind no residue or pollution, and posing no threat to either patient or producer.
Supercritical Fluid Extraction using Carbon Dioxide is the same technology used in other pharmaceutical applications, as well as in the extraction of natural products and essential oils. The cancer drug, Taxol, is produced from Paclitaxel, a substance discovered by an extraction from the bark of the yew tree using Supercritical Carbon Dioxide. Since its discovery with Supercritical Fluids, it is now produced synthetically in a laboratory, saving the yew tree as a renewable resource.
Supercritical Carbon Dioxide, the “clean and green” solvent used for these safe extractions, replaces traditional petroleum-based solvents. Benign and safe, Carbon Dioxide is also more effective. The highly scientific and refined process of Supercritical Fluid Extraction with Carbon Dioxide allows researchers and technicians to provide pure and uncontaminated extractions in a stable and safe laboratory setting.
Supercritical Fluid Extractions are not just a laboratory process, but can also be performed on a production scale. There are many industries, including pharmaceuticals, foods, fragrances, and spices, that employ Supercritical Fluid Extraction for their large-scale, commercial processes.