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Hofmann A, Frey A, Ott H, Petrzilka TH, Troxler F.
“Konstitutionsaufklärung und Synthese von Psilocybin”.
The structure of Psilocybin, the active principle of Psilocybe mexicana Heim, has been elucidated. Psilocybin is the phosphoric acid ester of 4-hydroxy-dimethyltryptamin. This structure was confirmed by total synthesis.
Psilocybin is the first natural indole derivative found to contain phosphorus. It is also the first natural tryptamine derivative substituted in position 4.
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