Methaqualone: Chemical | Organic composition
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The chemical name for methaqualone is 2-methyl-3-0-tolyl-4(3H)-quinazolinone (C16H14N20). It is a white, crystalline, odorless substance with a bitter taste.
The key precursors, or ingredients, in the manufacture of methaqualone are the chemicals N-acetylanthranlic acid and anthranilic acid. Because methaqualone is produced illegally, the drug is frequently cut, or adulterated, with other substances called fillers, ranging from talcum powder to heroin.