Experientia

, Volume 14, Issue 11, pp 397–399 | Cite as

Konstitutionsaufklärung und Synthese von Psilocybin

  • A. Hofmann
  • A. Frey
  • H. Ott
  • Th. Petrzilka
  • F. Troxler
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Summary

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.

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1958

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Hofmann
    • 1
  • A. Frey
    • 1
  • H. Ott
    • 1
  • Th. Petrzilka
    • 1
  • F. Troxler
    • 1
  1. 1.Pharmazeutisch-chemisches Laboratorium Sandoz A. G.Basel

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