Synthesis of Water-Soluble Chiral DOTA Lanthanide Complexes with Predominantly Twisted Square Antiprism Isomers and Circularly Polarized Luminescence

Lixiong Dai, Junhui Zhang, Yuqing Chen, Lewis E. Mackenzie, Robert Pal, Ga Lai Law

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One-step cyclization of a tetraazamacrocycle 5 with 70% yield in a 25-g scale was performed. Its chiral DOTA derivatives, L4, has ∼93% of TSAP coordination isomer in its Eu(III) and Yb(III) complexes in aqueous solution. [GdL4]5- exhibits a high relaxivity, making it a promising and efficient MRI contrast agent. High luminescence dissymmetry factor (glum) values of 0.285 (δJ = 1) for [TbL3]- and 0.241 (δJ = 1) for [TbL4]5- in buffer solutions were recorded.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12506-12510
Number of pages5
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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