|CompTox Dashboard (EPA)|
|Chemical and physical data|
|Molar mass||311.29 g·mol−1|
|3D model (JSmol)|
Nitromethaqualone is an analogue of methaqualone that has similar sedative and hypnotic properties. It is significantly more potent (10x) compared to the parent compound; the typical dose is approximately 25 mg. However, the aromatic nitro group is metabolised to the corresponding aniline, which proved to be a mutagen. As a consequence, nitromethaqualone was not developed further due to toxicity concerns.
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