Volume 19, Issue 3 (July 1974)

    The Fluorescence and Phosphorescence Spectra and Phosphorescence Decay Time of Harmine, Harmaline, Harmalol, Harmane, and Norharman in Aqueous Solutions and EPA at 77 K

    (Received 24 July 1973; accepted 10 December 1973)

    Published Online: July

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    The plant Paganum Harmala is found in India, Mongolia, northern China, and in the dry range lands of the American Southwest. The seeds of the plant contain the hallucinogenic alkaloids harmine, harmaline, harmol, harmalol, and harmane [1–4]. These alkaloids are also found in the South American plant species Banisteriopis. The hallucinogenic properties of the juice from Banisteriopis plants are employed by several Amazonian Indian tribes to produce visions for ceremonial purposes [1–4]. In addition a similar alkaloid is found in the pineal body [5]. As hallucinogens these alkaloids are reportedly more active than mescaline or LSD [4].


    Author Information:

    Muraki, AS
    Assistant professor, research associate, and teaching fellow, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

    Spitzer, K
    Assistant professor, research associate, and teaching fellow, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

    Hadley, SG
    Assistant professor, research associate, and teaching fellow, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah


    Stock #: JFS10221J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10221J

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    Title The Fluorescence and Phosphorescence Spectra and Phosphorescence Decay Time of Harmine, Harmaline, Harmalol, Harmane, and Norharman in Aqueous Solutions and EPA at 77 K
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