Clinical data
ATC code
  • none
Legal status
Legal status
  • DE: Anlage I (Authorized scientific use only)
  • 3-(2-bromophenyl)-2-methylquinazolin-4(3H)-one
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PubChem CID
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Chemical and physical data
Molar mass315.170 g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)
  • BrC1=C(N2C(C3=CC=CC=C3N=C2C)=O)C=CC=C1
  • InChI=1S/C15H11BrN2O/c1-10-17-13-8-4-2-6-11(13)15(19)18(10)14-9-5-3-7-12(14)16/h2-9H,1H3 checkY

Mebroqualone (MBQ) is a quinazolinone-class GABAergic and is an analogue of mecloqualone that has similar sedative and hypnotic properties to its parent compound, resulting from its agonist activity at the β subtype of the GABAa receptor. It was originally synthesized in the 1960s[1] Mebroqualone differs from mecloqualone by having a bromine atom instead of a chlorine on the 3-phenyl ring. It was made illegal in Germany in 1998 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 mecloqualone.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Jackman GB, Petrow V, Stephenson O (September 1960). "Some 2, 3-disubstituted 3H-4-quinazolones and 3H-4-thioquinazolones". The Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. 12: 529–38. doi:10.1111/j.2042-7158.1960.tb12705.x. PMID 14406263. S2CID 31254238.
  2. ^ "Zwölfte Verordnung zur Änderung betäubungsmittelrechtlicher Vorschriften". Bundesgesetzblatt. I (68): 3126. 7 October 1998.