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Thin-layer chromatography of the peyote alkaloids

Several systems suitable for the separation and identification of the peyote alkaloids are described

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    Journal of Chromotography 30 (1967) 27I-272

    Jan Lundstrom Stig Agurell

    The peyote cactus. Lophophora williamsii (Lem.. ex SD) contains, besides the narcotic mescaline, a number of other bases, which are derivatives of phenethylamine or tetrahydroisoqinoline. The use of peyote ("mescal buttons") by the natives of Mexico as a hallucinogenic drug has lately also spread to other ·countries. Until the recent paper by blabla no apparent thin-layer or paper-chromatographic procedures for the rapid identification of Lophophora bases had been published

    In this note several thin-layer chromatographic systems suitable for the separation and identification of the peyote alkaloids are described.