The Role of Chemistry in History

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April 22nd, 2008 · No Comments ·

Ergot to LSD | DiscoveryChemical Structure | How It Works | LSD’s Affect on History History’s Affect on LSD | References

In search of a new migraine medication, Albert Hoffman, a Swiss biochemist, began reacting the lysergic acid group that had been recently discovered in ergot with various reagents.  His experimentation led to the discovery of lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD-25 in 1938.


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