-The drug made it's debut in the media
in the 1990's when the heinous crimes of rape and kidnap became affiliated with the powerful sedative.
But seriously, Rohypnol is a drug of much power and it's effects can be very harmul long term.
Mechanism of Synthesis
Undergraduate students from North Carolina State University invented a nail polish called “Undercover Colors” that changes color in the presence of common date rape drugs like Rohypnol
Girls can dip their fingers into their drink while wearing Undercover Colors and the hue will change from pink to black if date rape drugs are present
Rohypnol has a half life of about 18-26 hours.
- Flunitrazepam is characterized by the presence of a fluoro group attached to a carbon atom on a benzene ring, and it is this fluorine atom that contributes to the effectiveness and potency of flunitrazepam.
Structure of Rohypnol
The "Date rape drug" / "roofies"
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