Yachaj (Hive Bee)
04-13-03 05:04
No 426268
      A very general extraction/purification question  Bookmark   

Now I have seen how effective the acetone wash is for obtaining psilocybin crystals I wonder if a similar thing would be usable for other alkaloids.

Am I right in that the HCl salts of dmt, psilocybin and mescaline are all near to insoluble in acetone? And am I also right in that acetone dissolves fats, resins, water and a buch of other unwanted compounds from an extract?

If yes, then a simple 140 proof ethanol extraction, followed by acidification of the extract by adding HCl, evaporating down, defatting with pet ether AND an additional cleaning up with acetone would result in a much cleaner alkaloid*Hcl residue for further purification compared to the normal approach without acetone.

Any comments?

(Hive Addict)
04-13-03 10:57
No 426361
      look into this  Bookmark   

albert hoffmann's extraction of pscilocybin I think it is on Rhodium's page.
Involving methanol acetone and chloroform.