Published Online: 1 October 1983
Page Count: 7
The Quantitation of Psilocybin in Hallucinogenic Mushrooms Using High Performance Liquid Chromatography
Drug Enforcement Administration, Special Testing and Research Laboratory,
Drug Enforcement Administration, Northeast Laboratory,
(Received 9 December 1982; accepted 28 February 1983)
A method using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with an acetonitrile, water, and phosphoric acid mobile phase and a bonded cyano-amino-type polar phase column has been developed for the rapid, selective, and accurate quantitation of psilocybin in dry mushroom material. A simple one-step procedure is used for the quantitative extraction of psilocybin in under 60 min. The 267:254 nm absorbance ratio is used as a check on peak purity for the psilocybin response.
forensic science, chromatographic analysis, psilocybin, high performance liquid chromatography, psychedelic mushrooms, mycophilia renaissance, absorbance ratio
Paper ID: JFS11601J
Title The Quantitation of Psilocybin in Hallucinogenic Mushrooms Using High Performance Liquid Chromatography
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