Novel coordinating motifs for lanthanide(III) ions based on 5-(2-pyridyl)tetrazole and 5-(2-pyridyl-1-oxide)tetrazole. Potential new contrast agents

Antonio Facchetti, Alessandro Abbotto, Luca Beverina, Silvia Bradamante, Palma Mariani, Charlotte L. Stern, Tobin J. Marks, Alberto Vacca, Giorgio A. Pagani

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Water-soluble and neutral Ln(III) and Zn (II) complexes of pyridine- and (pyridine-1-oxide)tetrazole have been synthesized and the Gd derivatives have great potential as high-relaxivity low-osmolarity MRI contrast agents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1770-1771
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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