Scientists Solve Two Crystal Structures of Norpsilocin

New crystalline forms of norpsilocin create new options for developing psychedelic drug formulations.

April 2020

The April 2020 study published in Acta Crystallographica describes the crystal structures of norpsilocin (4-hydroxy-N-methyltryptamine, 4-HO-NMT) as a free base and a fumarate salt.The paper by Chadeayne et al. is the first to quantitatively describe any crystalline form of norpsilocin. This is also the first description of a salt of norpsilocin, namely the fumarate salt.