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[top]Introduction to Psilocybin


Psilocybin is the phosphate ester of psilocin. It is one of the psychoactive chemicals present in mushrooms from a multitude of genera, most notably Psilocybe (along with psilocin, baeocystin and norbaeocystin), collectively referred to as Magic Mushrooms. Psilocybin is metabolized in the body to psilocin.


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[top]Pharmacology of Psilocybin

LD50 (mg/kg) [1] :
Mice : 285 intravenously
Rat : 280 intravenously
Rabbit : 12.5 intravenously


[top]Chemistry of Psilocybin


Systematic (IUPAC) name:[3-(2-Dimethylaminoethyl)-1H-indol-4-yl] dihydrogen phosphate
Synonyms:3-[2-(Dimethylamino)ethyl]-1H-indol-4-ol 4-(dihydrogen phosphate), O-phosphoryl-4-hydroxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine, Indocybin
Molecular Formula:C12H17N2O4P
Molar mass:284.25 g/mol [2]
CAS Registry Number:520-52-5
Melting Point:220-228C (crystals from boiling water), 185-195C (crystals from boiling methanol)
Boiling Point:no data
Flash Point:no data
Solubility:soluble in 20 parts boiling water, 120 parts boiling methanol; slightly soluble in ethanol; practically insoluble in chloroform, benzene.
Additionnal data:pH 5.2 in 50 % aqueous ethanol
Notes:crystallized from water or methanol
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[top]Reagent test results of Psilocybin




[top]Chemistry of Psilocybin


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[top]Reagent test results of Psilocybin

The LD50 of psilocybin is 280 milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg), and approximately 12.5 mg/kg when administered intravenously in rabbits.

Considering the average Psilocybe cubensis is 1% psilocybin by weight it would take 37lbs (17kg) of fresh mushrooms, or 1.3lbs (1.7kg) of dry mushrooms for a 130 lb (60kg) adult to reach the LD50.

*Stamets, Paul. Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World. 1996



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[top]Legal status of Psilocybin


Psilocybin is a controlled substance 21 CFR 1308.11

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[top]References


[1]Merck Index, fifteenth edition (2013)
[2]Calculated from Atomic Weights of the Elements, 2007


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