NPP, or Neryl Pyrophosphate, is another important compound involved in the biosynthesis of cannabinoids within the cannabis plant. It has a similar role to Geranyl Pyrophosphate (GPP) but contributes to the formation of different cannabinoid structures.
When NPP reacts with other molecules like Olivetolic Acid, it leads to the production of Divarinic Acids, which are the precursors to propyl cannabinoids, such as THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin) and CBDV (Cannabidivarin). These propyl cannabinoids have distinct chemical structures, properties, and potential therapeutic benefits compared to more common pentyl cannabinoids like THC and CBD.
In summary, NPP plays a crucial role in the creation of specific propyl cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, contributing to the diverse array of cannabinoids and their unique effects.