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Methylmethaqualone
Systematic (IUPAC) name
3-(2,4-dimethylphenyl)-2-methylquinazolin-4(3 H)-one
Identifiers
CAS number 3244-75-5
ATC code none
PubChem 63381
Chemical data
Formula C 17H16N2O 
Mol. mass 264.322
Pharmacokinetic data
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Methylmethaqualone (MMQ) is an analogue of methaqualone which has similar sedative and hypnotic properties to its parent compound, and is around the same potency. Methylmethaqualone differs from methaqualone by 4-methylation on the phenyl ring. It was made illegal in Germany in 1999 and listed by the DEA as a "drug of forensic interest" at about the same time, but little other information is available, it would appear that this compound was sold on the black market in Germany as a designer drug analogue of methaqualone.[1]

Animal studies of methylmethaqualone have shown it to produce convulsions at only slightly above the effective sedative dose,[2] and anecdotal reports from human users have confirmed that it can have a pro-convulsive effect, which could potentially make this compound particularly hazardous if taken in excessive doses.

References

  1. ^ Klein RFX, Hays PA. Detection and Analysis of Drugs of Forensic Interest, 1992 - 2001; A Literature Review. DEA Microgram Journal. January - June 2003; 1(1-2):60
  2. ^ Boltze von KH, Dell HD, Lehwald H, Lorenz D, Rüberg-Schweer M. Substituierte Chinazolinone-(4) als Hypnotica und Antikonvulsiva. (German). Arzneimittel Forschung. Drug Research. 1963; 13(8):688-701.
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