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Cyclen lanthanide-based micellar structures for application as luminescent [Eu(III)] and magnetic [Gd(III)] resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents

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Abstract

The synthesis of coordinatively unsaturated tetra-substituted 1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane (cyclen) lanthanide complexes is described; these structures, possessing hydrophobic (C12-alkyl) tails and hydrophilic head groups, self-assemble into supramolecular micellar structures in aqueous solution, and hence can be utilised as novel contrast agents for MRI.

Graphical abstract: Cyclen lanthanide-based micellar structures for application as luminescent [Eu(iii)] and magnetic [Gd(iii)] resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents

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The article was received on 13 Apr 2016, accepted on 19 Jul 2016 and first published on 15 Aug 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC03092K
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 10858-10861
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    Cyclen lanthanide-based micellar structures for application as luminescent [Eu(III)] and magnetic [Gd(III)] resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents

    E. M. Surender, S. Comby, S. Martyn, B. Cavanagh, T. C. Lee, D. F. Brougham and T. Gunnlaugsson, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 10858
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CC03092K

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