A new bifunctional chelator for copper radiopharmaceuticals: a cage amine ligand with a carboxylate functional group for conjugation to peptides

Michelle Ma, John Karas, Jonathan White, Denis Scanlon, Paul Donnelly

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A new sarcophagine cage amine ligand with a pendent carboxylate functional group has been synthesised; the ligand has been conjugated to tumour targeting peptides ([Tyr(3)]-octreotate and [Lys(3)]-bombesin) and the conjugates radiolabelled with copper-64.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3237 - 3239
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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