synesthesia (Stranger)
07-26-00 08:23
No 33261
      Hydroxyindole -> psilocin?  Bookmark   

Could a magician make psilocin from 4hydroxyindole using the same way to synth DMT from indole?

"When I was younger I played with legos. But now I am older and I play with atoms."
07-26-00 20:18
No 33428
      Re: Hydroxyindole -> psilocin?  Bookmark   

Yes, if you add an acetyl or benzyl protecting group to the OH and use harsher / longer reaction times (e.g. in reduction reactions).
Search Rhodium's or my site ( for  literature references. smile

07-30-00 12:44
No 34723
      Re: Hydroxyindole -> psilocin?  Bookmark   

But the trick is to get some 4-oh-indole, it's not that easye
(Hive Bee)
07-30-00 22:11
No 34785
      Re: Hydroxyindole -> psilocin?  Bookmark   

The detailed recipe is in TIHKAL, in lycaeum or erowid.