Flualprazolam is a novel depressant substance of the benzodiazepine class. Flualprazolam is chemically related to alprazolam (Xanax), differing by the addition of a fluorine atom, and is reported to produce similar psychoactive effects.
Flualprazolam is a substance of the benzodiazepine class. Benzodiazepines contain a benzene ring fused to a diazepine ring, which is a seven membered ring with the two nitrogen constituents located at R1 and R4. The benzyl ring of flualprazolam is substituted at R8 with a chlorine group. Further, the diazepine ring is bonded at R5 to a phenyl ring.
The only difference to alprazolam is a fluorine group located at R2′. Flualprazolam also contains a 1-methylated triazole ring fused to and incorporating R1 and R2 of its diazepine ring. Flualprazolam belongs to a class of benzodiazepines containing this fused triazole ring, called triazolobenzodiazepines, distinguished by the suffix “-zolam”.