Radiosynthesis and reactivity of N-[11C]methyl carbamoylimidazole.
J Radioanal Nucl Chem
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Kadirvel, M., Cardoso, D., Freeman, S., & Brown, G. (2018). Radiosynthesis and reactivity of N-[11C]methyl carbamoylimidazole.. J Radioanal Nucl Chem, 317 (2), 977-984. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10967-018-5948-4
N-Methyl carbamoylimidazole is a safe and practical alternative to methyl isocyanate for carbamoylation reactions. We have developed a new chemical route for its synthesis from methyl iodide and applied this to the synthesis of N-[11C]methyl carbamoylimidazole as a new [11C]synthon to radiolabel biomolecules for PET imaging research. N-[11C]methyl carbamoylimidazole was prepared from [11C]methyl iodide in 70-74% radiochemical yield (decay corrected) and can be used in situ for further reaction without purification. The reactivity of N-[11C]methyl carbamoylimidazole was demonstrated in a series of [11C]carbamoylation reactions.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10967-018-5948-4
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