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[Yb(AAZTA)(H2O)]: an unconventional ParaCEST MRI probe

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An unexpectedly slow exchange rate has been observed for the coordinated water molecule of [Yb(AAZTA)(H2O)] using 1H-NMR and CEST-MRI studies. This made it possible for the first time to exploit the bound water molecule of a LnIII complex with carboxylic donor groups for CEST imaging. This result envisages the development of a new family of thermodynamically stable ParaCEST probes based on anionic chelates.

Graphical abstract: [Yb(AAZTA)(H2O)]−: an unconventional ParaCEST MRI probe

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The article was received on 09 Jan 2018, accepted on 30 Jan 2018 and first published on 30 Jan 2018

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC00193F
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 2004-2007
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    [Yb(AAZTA)(H2O)]: an unconventional ParaCEST MRI probe

    D. Delli Castelli, L. Tei, F. Carniato, S. Aime and M. Botta, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 2004
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CC00193F

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