simplified extraction process published

HSLotsof at HSLotsof at
Fri Apr 12 11:22:52 EDT 2002

Chris Jenk's extraction process for ibogaine was cited on medline.


Nat Prod Lett 2002 Feb;16(1):71-6   

Extraction studies of Tabernanthe iboga and Voacanga africana.

Jenks CW.

cwj at

The root bark of Tabernanthe iboga contains ibogaine as its predominant 
alkaloid and has been an important source of it. Ibogaine is used 
experimentally to interrupt drug addiction and allow therapeutic 
intervention, but is currently unaffordable to doctors in less economically 
developed countries. To meet this need, an extraction of alkaloids from T. 
iboga root bark was optimized and simplified to use only diluted vinegar and 
ammonia, and was successfully applied to related alkaloids from Voacanga 
africana bark also. The alkaloids were converted to their hydrochlorides and 
purified, and the minor alkaloids were recovered.

More information about the Ibogaine mailing list