Screening of hallucinogenic mushrooms with high-performance liquid chromatography and multiple detection.

@article{Christiansen1983ScreeningOH,
  title={Screening of hallucinogenic mushrooms with high-performance liquid chromatography and multiple detection.},
  author={A L Christiansen and Knut Einar Rasmussen},
  journal={Journal of chromatography},
  year={1983},
  volume={270},
  pages={293-9}
}
A rapid, sensitive and specific method for the screening of hallucinogenic mushrooms has been developed. High-performance liquid chromatography with simultaneous use of ultraviolet, fluorescence and electrochemical detection was employed. Separation of the mushroom components was achieved on a silica column using an alkaline aqueous methanolic eluent. The use of detector response ratios for identification of hallucinogenic indole alkaloids has been evaluated.