Nichols Publishes Synthesis of New Psilocin Prodrug

Dr. Nichols presents the synthesis of the fumarate salt of psilacetin. This new method is easier and less expensive than synthesizing psilocybin.

June 1999

Dr. Nichols proposes that psilacetin (4-AcO-DMT), like psilocybin, is a prodrug of psilocin. From this, he presents the synthesis of the fumarate salt of psilacetin. The new method is easier and less expensive than synthesizing psilocybin.