, Volume 16, Issue 9, pp 414–414 | Cite as

Isolierung von Lysergsäure-Alkaloiden aus der mexikanischen Zauberdroge Ololiuqui (Rivea corymbosa (L.) Hall. f.)

  • A. Hofmann
  • H. Tscherter
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The psychotomimetic active principles of the ancient aztec drug «Ololiuqui» (Rivea corymbosa (L.) Hall. f.) have been found to be alkaloids of the ergot type. Three of the components could be crystallized and identified, i.e. ergine (isolysergic acid amide), isoergine (Lysergic acid amide) and chanoclavin. The same alkaloids were found in the seeds of the related convolvulaceous vineI pomoea tricolor Cav.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Hofmann
    • 1
  • H. Tscherter
    • 1
  1. 1.Pharmazeutisch-chemisches Laboratorium SANDOZBasel

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