Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of 3,1,2- and 2,1,8-Re(I) and99mTc(I)−Metallocarborane Complexes Academic Article uri icon

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  • Microwave heating was used to prepare eta5-rhenium carborane complexes in aqueous reaction media. For carboranes bearing sterically demanding substituents, isomerization of the cage from 3,1,2 to 2,1,8 derivatives occurred concomitantly with complexation. Microwave heating was equally effective at the tracer level using technetium-99m, affording access to a new class of synthons for designing novel molecular imaging agents.


  • Green, Andrew EC
  • Causey, Patrick W
  • Louie, Anika S
  • Armstrong, Andrea F
  • Harrington, Laura E
  • Valliant, John F

publication date

  • July 2006