Tritiated compounds are invaluable tools for in vitro and in vivo studies on bioactive molecules. Here we describe a ‘click-chemistry’-based strategy for deuteration and tritiation of multifunctional compounds and multimodal molecular imaging probes. The method relies on a palladium-mediated reductive deiodination of 5-iodo-1,2,3-triazoles in the presence of NaBD4, deuterium or tritium gas.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2014|
- ‘click’ chemistry