anthranilic acid


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anthranilic acid

[¦an·thrə¦lin·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
o-NH2C6H4COOH A white or pale yellow, crystalline acid melting at 146°C; used as an intermediate in the manufacture of dyes, pharmaceuticals, and perfumes.
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The NDPS Act designates a total of 17 precursor chemicals as controlled substances, including five as Schedule A substances (the highest classification for controls): acetic anhydride; ephedrine; pseudoephedrine; n-acetylanthranilic acid; and anthranilic acid.
Folate (5-methyltetrahydrofolate), riboflavin, flavin mononucleotide (FMN), [7] FAD, pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP), pyridoxal (PL), pyridoxic acid, free choline, betaine, dimethylglycine, creatinine, methionine sulfoxide, arginine, asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA), tryptophan, kynurenine, kynurenic acid, anthranilic acid, 3-hydroxykynurenine, xanthurenic acid, 3-hydroxyanthranilic acid, and formiminoglutamic acid, were determined by liquid chromatography--tandem mass spectrometry (14-17), and methylmalonic acid, total homocysteine, total cysteine, methionine, serine, glycine, cystathionine, and sarcosine by gas chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (15, 18).
N-aryl anthranilic acid and its derivatives show a wide spectrum of pharmacological activities such as skeletal muscle relaxant [1], anti-inflammatory activity [2,3,4], anti diabetic activity, antipyretic activity [5,6], antiangiogenic and anti tumor activity [7], antiproliferative activity, analgesic activity, trichomonoas vaginalis, antibacterial and antifungal activities.
It noted that while chemicals such as acetic anhydride, anthranilic acid, phenylacetone, and ephedrines help make a range of medicinal products; these substances can also help make narcotics and psychotropic drugs, which is why they are now controlled with anti-diversion laws in many developed countries.