, Volume 14, Issue 11, pp 397-399

Konstitutionsaufklärung und Synthese von Psilocybin

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The structure of Psilocybin, the psychotropic active principle of the Mexican mushroomPsilocybe mexicana Heim, has been elucidated. Psilocybin is the phosphoric acid ester of 4-hydroxy-dimethyltryptamine. This structure was confirmed by total synthesis.