Selective sensing of zinc ions with a PARACEST contrast agent

Robert Trokowski, Jimin Ren, Ferenc Krisztián Kálmán, A. Dean Sherry

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A europium complex capable of selectively binding zinc (see picture) has been developed as a new paramagnetic chemical exchange saturation transfer (PARACEST) imaging agent for use in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). A hydroxide group on the bound Zn ion increases the rate of water exchange on the Eu ion. (Chemical Equation Presented)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6920-6923
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number42
StatePublished - Oct 28 2005


  • Imaging agents
  • Lanthanides
  • Proton exchange
  • Saturation transfer
  • Zinc

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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