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Experientia

, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 107–109 | Cite as

Psilocybin, ein psychotroper Wirkstoff aus dem mexikanischen RauschpilzPsilocybe mexicana Heim

  • A. Hofmann
  • R. Heim
  • A. Brack
  • H. Kobel
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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.

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1957

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Hofmann
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. Heim
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Brack
    • 1
    • 2
  • H. Kobel
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Pharmazeutisch-chemisches Laboratorium SANDOZBasel
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Cryptogamie du Muséum National d'Histoire NaturelleParis

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