LYSERGIC ACID - (82-58-6)

Introduction

Name: lysergic acid; 7-methyl-4,6,6a,7,8,9-hexahydroindolo[4,3-fg]quinoline-9-carboxylic acid*; 6-methyl-9,10-didehydroergoline-8-carboxylic acid
* IUPAC
CAS Number: 82-58-6
Chemical Formula: C16H16N2O2
Molar Mass: 268.31044 g
Mass Percent: C 71.622 %; H 6.0105 %; N 10.440 %; O 11.926 % 

Classification

• organic • carboxylic acid • indole

Uses/Function

• "A crystalline substance derived from ergot. Its derivative, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), is a potent hallucinogen." 1

Bonding

Double Bonds: 6
Triple Bonds: 0
Sigma Bonds: 39
Pi Bonds: 6
Total: 45
Carboxyl Groups: 1
Hydroxyl Groups: 0

For More Information

Sources

(1) - Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, 18th ed.; F. A. David Company: Philadelphia, PA, 1997; p 22.