Novel molecular probes for 19F magnetic resonance imaging: synthesis & characterization of fluorinated polymers

V. D. Mehta, P. V. Kulkarni, R. P. Mason, E. E. Babcock, A. Constantinescu, P. P. Antich

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Fluorine labelled polymers have been synthesized and characterized to investigate vascular phenomena in vivo with 19F Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The polymers have molecular weights in the range 10 k to 98 k and include polylysines and functionalized dextrans (polyamino dextrans and polyaldehyde dextrans). These fluorinated polymers exhibit a single sharp 19F signal, appropriate 19F MR detection sensitivity, and the biocompatibility necessary for in vivo MRI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)527-532
Number of pages6
JournalBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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