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Imidazoquinoline, and locations of possible modification to form its derivatives.

Imidazoquinoline is a tricyclic organic molecule; its derivatives and compounds are often used for antiviral[1] and antiallergic[2] creams.



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  2. ^ Peet, NP; Baugh, LE; Sunder, S; Lewis, JE (March 1985). "Synthesis and Antiallergic Activity of Some Quinolinones and Imidazoquinolinones". Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 28 (3): 298–302. PMID 2857792. doi:10.1021/jm00381a007.