Diazirines as Potential Molecular Imaging Tags: Probing the Requirements for Efficient and Long-Lived SABRE-Induced Hyperpolarization.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Diazirines are an attractive class of potential molecular tags for magnetic resonance imaging owing to their biocompatibility and ease of incorporation into a large variety of molecules. As recently reported, 15 N2 -diazirine can be hyperpolarized by the SABRE-SHEATH method, sustaining both singlet and magnetization states, thus offering a path to long-lived polarization storage. Herein, we show the generality of this approach by illustrating that the diazirine tag alone is sufficient for achieving excellent signal enhancements with long-lasting polarization. Our investigations reveal the critical role of Lewis basic additives, including water, on achieving SABRE-promoted hyperpolarization. The application of this strategy to a 15 N2 -diazirine-containing choline derivative demonstrates the potential of 15 N2 -diazirines as molecular imaging tags for biomedical applications.

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Cited Authors

  • Shen, K; Logan, AWJ; Colell, JFP; Bae, J; Ortiz, GX; Theis, T; Warren, WS; Malcolmson, SJ; Wang, Q

Published Date

  • September 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 56 / 40

Start / End Page

  • 12112 - 12116

PubMed ID

  • 28664640

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1521-3773

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1433-7851

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/anie.201704970


  • eng