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Experientia

, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 107-109

Psilocybin, ein psychotroper Wirkstoff aus dem mexikanischen RauschpilzPsilocybe mexicana Heim

  • A. HofmannAffiliated withPharmazeutisch-chemisches Laboratorium SANDOZLaboratoire de Cryptogamie du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
  • , R. HeimAffiliated withPharmazeutisch-chemisches Laboratorium SANDOZLaboratoire de Cryptogamie du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
  • , A. BrackAffiliated withPharmazeutisch-chemisches Laboratorium SANDOZLaboratoire de Cryptogamie du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
  • , H. KobelAffiliated withPharmazeutisch-chemisches Laboratorium SANDOZLaboratoire de Cryptogamie du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle

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Summary

The active principle ofPsilocybe mexicana Heim, a mexican mushroom with hallucinogenic properties, has been isolated in crystalline form. The compound has been given the namePsilocybin; it possesses indole characteristics and contains phosphorus. A second substance, closely related toPsilocybin but found only in traces, has been calledPsilocin.