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Relaxometric and solution NMR structural studies on ditopic lanthanide(iii) complexes of a phosphinate analogue of DOTA with a fast rate of water exchange

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A novel “ditopic” ligand containing two monophosphinate triacetate DOTA-like units linked by a thiourea bridge has been synthesized and its complexes with Ln3+ ions (Ln = Y, Eu, Gd, Dy) investigated by NMR spectroscopy and relaxometry. The presence of one water molecule in the first coordination sphere has been determined by the measurement of the dysprosium(III)-induced 17O NMR shifts. The 1H and 31P NMR spectra of the EuIII derivative indicate a higher abundance of the fast-exchanging twisted square antiprismatic (m) isomer than the isomeric square antiprismatic (M; m/M = 3 : 2) complex. The analysis of the 89Y and 13C T1 NMR relaxation times in the GdIII/YIII mixed complex have provided useful structural information. Values of ca. 6.3 and 8.2 Å for the Gd⋯Y and Gd⋯C distances, respectively, have been estimated which indicate a rather compact solution structure. This result finds support in the value of the relaxivity whose increase (at 20 MHz and 298 K) on passing from the monomeric (5.7 s−1 mM−1) to the ditopic complex (8.2 s−1 mM−1) can be attributed to the doubling of the inner-sphere term following the doubling of the molecular size. The structural and dynamic relaxivity-controlling parameters were assessed by a simultaneous fitting of the variable temperature 17O NMR and 1H NMRD relaxometric data. The mean water residence lifetime (298τM) has been found to be 53 ns, one of the shortest values reported for ditopic complexes. The reorientational correlation time is two times longer (298τR = 183 ps) than the corresponding value of the parent monomeric GdIII complex, thus supporting the view of a limited degree of internal rotation. The possible influence of magnetic Gd–Gd coupling has been excluded by a comparison of the 1H NMRD profiles of the homodinuclear GdIII/GdIII and the heterodinuclear GdIII/YIII complexes.

Graphical abstract: Relaxometric and solution NMR structural studies on ditopic lanthanide(iii) complexes of a phosphinate analogue of DOTA with a fast rate of water exchange

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Submitted
21 Dec 2005
Accepted
17 Mar 2006
First published
29 Mar 2006

Dalton Trans., 2006, 2323-2333
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Relaxometric and solution NMR structural studies on ditopic lanthanide(III) complexes of a phosphinate analogue of DOTA with a fast rate of water exchange

J. Rudovský, M. Botta, P. Hermann, A. Koridze and S. Aime, Dalton Trans., 2006, 2323
DOI: 10.1039/B518147J

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