Ibogaine Chemical formula

Chemical information

Ibogaina; NIH-10567. 12-Methoxyibogamine.
Chemical formula: C20H26N2O = 310.4.
CAS — 83-74-9.
NOTE. The following terms have been used as ‘street names’ or slang names for various forms of ibogaine or preparations containing ibogaine: Iboga.


Ibogaine is a hallucinogenic indole alkaloid extracted from the West African shrub Tabernanthe iboga (Apocynaceae). It has been investigated as an aid to withdrawal from drug addiction.
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Published May 08, 2019.