Pyridyl-cyclopentadiene Re(CO)2+ complexes as a compact core system for SPECT ligand development

Nathan C. Ackroyd, John A. Katzenellenbogen

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An η15-rhenium complex has been prepared, starting from a CpRe(CO)3 complex substituted with a pendant aromatic amine. This unique complex has potential application as a surrogate for a technetium-99m complex, a common radioisotope for biomedical imaging applications. Chelation occurred via photochemical decarbonylation of the rhenium, which opened a binding site for the aromatic amine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3669-3671
Number of pages3
Issue number16
StatePublished - Aug 23 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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