Copper complexes as a source of redox active MRI contrast agents


The study reports an advance in designing copper-based redox sensing MRI contrast agents. Although the data demonstrate that copper(II) complexes are not able to compete with lanthanoids species in terms of contrast, the redox-dependent switch between diamagnetic copper(I) and paramagnetic copper(II) yields a novel redox-sensitive contrast moiety with potential for reversibility.

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Divisions: College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Biosciences
College of Health & Life Sciences
College of Health & Life Sciences > Chronic and Communicable Conditions
Additional Information: The final publication is available at Springer via Funding: BBSRC (BBS/B/01553). Electronic supplementary material (doi: 10.1007/s10534-015-9875-3).
Uncontrolled Keywords: copper macrocycles,oxidation–reduction,Redox sensitive contrast agent,imaging,inflammation,Biomaterials,Metals and Alloys,General Agricultural and Biological Sciences,General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology
Publication ISSN: 1572-8773
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2024 08:39
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2015 11:20
Full Text Link: http://link.spr ... 0534-015-9875-3
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2015
Published Online Date: 2015-08-09
Authors: Dunbar, Lynsey
Sowden, Rebecca J.
Trotter, Katherine D.
Taylor, Michelle K.
Smith, David
Kennedy, Alan R.
Reglinski, John
Spickett, Corinne M. (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-4054-9279)



Version: Accepted Version

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