The determination of psilocin and psilocybin in hallucinogenic mushrooms by HPLC utilizing a dual reagent acidic potassium permanganate and tris(2,2´-bipyridyl)ruthenium(II) chemiluminescence detection system

Anastos, Nicole, Lewis, Simon, Barnett, Neil and Sims, Noel 2006, The determination of psilocin and psilocybin in hallucinogenic mushrooms by HPLC utilizing a dual reagent acidic potassium permanganate and tris(2,2´-bipyridyl)ruthenium(II) chemiluminescence detection system, Journal of forensic sciences, vol. 51, no. 1, pp. 45-51.

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Title The determination of psilocin and psilocybin in hallucinogenic mushrooms by HPLC utilizing a dual reagent acidic potassium permanganate and tris(2,2´-bipyridyl)ruthenium(II) chemiluminescence detection system
Author(s) Anastos, Nicole
Lewis, Simon
Barnett, Neil
Sims, Noel
Journal name Journal of forensic sciences
Volume number 51
Issue number 1
Start page 45
End page 51
Publisher American Society for Testing and Materials
Place of publication West Conshohocken, Pa
Publication date 2006-01
ISSN 0022-1198
1556-4029
Keyword(s) forensic science
HPLC
chemiluminescence detection
psilocin
psilocybin
hallucinogenic mushrooms
extraction
Summary This paper describes a procedure for the determination of psilocin and psilocybin in mushroom extracts using high-performance liquid chromatography with postcolumn chemiluminescence detection. A number of extraction methods for psilocin and psilocybin in hallucinogenic mushrooms were investigated, with a simple methanolic extraction being found to be most effective. Psilocin and psilocybin were extracted from a variety of hallucinogenic mushrooms using methanol. The analytes were separated on a C12 column using a (95:5% v/v) methanol:10 mM ammonium formate, pH 3.5 mobile phase with a run time of 5 min. Detection was realized through a dual reagent chemiluminescence detection system of acidic potassium permanganate and tris(2,2'-bipyridyl)ruthenium(II). The chemiluminescence detection system gave improved detectability when compared with UV absorption at 269 nm, with detection limits of 1.2 × 10−8 and 3.5 × 10−9 mol/L being obtained for psilocin and psilocybin, respectively. The procedure was applied to the determination of psilocin and psilocybin in three Australian species of hallucinogenic mushroom.
Language eng
Field of Research 030108 Separation Science
Socio Economic Objective 970103 Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2006, ASTM International
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