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Konstitutionsaufklärung und Synthese von Psilocybin


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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Hofmann, A., Frey, A., Ott, H. et al. Konstitutionsaufklärung und Synthese von Psilocybin. Experientia 14, 397–399 (1958).

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