Psilocybin, ein psychotroper Wirkstoff aus dem mexikanischen RauschpilzPsilocybe mexicana Heim

@article{Hofmann2005PsilocybinEP,
  title={Psilocybin, ein psychotroper Wirkstoff aus dem mexikanischen RauschpilzPsilocybe mexicana Heim},
  author={A. A. Hofmann and Roger Heim and A. Brack and H. R. Kobel},
  journal={Experientia},
  year={2005},
  volume={14},
  pages={107-109}
}
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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