Volume 33, Issue 4 (July 1988)

    The Identification of Nitromethaqualone and Its Differentiation from Some Positional Isomers

    (Received 8 August 1987; accepted 20 October 1987)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Nitromethaqualone [2-methyl-3(2′-methoxy-4′-nitrophenyl)-4(3H)-quinazolinone] and its three positional isomers formed by moving the nitro group on the phenyl ring containing the 2′-methoxyl group have been synthesized and characterized. Mass spectra, infrared spectra, nuclear magnetic resonance spectra, and the gas-liquid chromatographic behavior of these compounds are presented. It is shown that infrared spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and electron impact mass spectroscopy combined with gas-liquid chromatography are capable of differentiating nitromethaqualone from any of the studied isomers, methaqualone, and mecloqualone.


    Author Information:

    Clark, CC
    Forensic chemist, Drug Enforcement Administration, Southeast Laboratory, Miami, FL


    Stock #: JFS12528J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12528J

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    Title The Identification of Nitromethaqualone and Its Differentiation from Some Positional Isomers
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30