Synthesis and spectroscopic properties of a prototype single molecule dual imaging agent comprising a heterobimetallic rhenium-gadolinium complex

Thelma Koullourou, Louise S Natrajan, Hiren Bhavsar, Simon J A Pope, Jianghua Feng, Johanna Narvainen, Rachel Shaw, Emma Scales, Risto Kauppinen, Alan M Kenwright, Stephen Faulkner

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)peer-review

120 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A luminescent d−f hybrid containing a [Re(bpy)(Ar)(CO)3]+ chromophore and a gadolinium ion bound in a DO3A-derived binding pocket has been prepared. This complex combines long-lived luminescence from the 3MLCT state of the transition metal chromophore with high relaxivity, making it suitable for MRI imaging and luminescence imaging. The analogous complex containing ytterbium exhibits sensitized emission from both the ytterbium center and long-lived emission from the 3MLCT state.
Translated title of the contributionSynthesis and spectroscopic properties of a prototype single molecule dual imaging agent comprising a heterobimetallic rhenium-gadolinium complex
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2178 - 2179
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume130
Issue number7
Early online date26 Jan 2008
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Synthesis and spectroscopic properties of a prototype single molecule dual imaging agent comprising a heterobimetallic rhenium-gadolinium complex'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this