Radiosynthesis of [N-methyl-C-11]methylene blue

Lutz Frank Schweiger, Stuart A P Craib, Andrew Welch, Peter Frederick Sharp

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Abstract

In this paper we present the radiochemical synthesis of the novel compound [N-methyl-C-11]methylene blue. The synthesis of [N-methyl-C-11]methylene blue was accomplished by means of C-11-methylation of commercially available Azure B using [C-11]methyl trifluoromethanesulfonate ([C-11]methyl triflate). Following purification [N-methyl-C-11]methylene blue was obtained with a radiochemical purity greater than 97% in a 4-6% decay corrected radiochemical yield. The synthesis was completed in an average of 35min following the end of bombardment. Copyright (C) 2003 John Wiley Sons, Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1221-1228
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Labelled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals
Volume46
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Keywords

  • [N-methyl-C-11]methylene blue
  • [C-11]methyl triflate
  • PET
  • C-11 METHYL TRIFLATE
  • PET RADIOLIGANDS

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