Evan R Trivedi

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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has long been used clinically and experimentally as a diagnostic tool to obtain three-dimensional, high-resolution images of deep tissues. These images are enhanced by the administration of contrast agents such as paramagnetic Gd(III) complexes. Herein, we describe the preparation of a series of multimodal imaging agents in(More)
We report the preparation of chiral oxygen atom-appended porphyrazines (pzs) as biomedical optical agents that absorb and emit in the near-IR wavelength range. These pzs take the form M[pz(A(4-n)B(n))], where "A" and "B" represent moieties appended to the pz's pyrrole entities, A = (2R,3R) 2,3-dimethyl-2,3-dimethoxy-1,4-diox-2-ene, B =(More)
A chiral porphyrazine (pz), H(2)[pz(trans-A(2)B(2))] (247), has been prepared that exhibits preferential in vivo accumulation in the cells of tumors. Pz 247 exhibits near-infrared (NIR) emission with lambda > 700 nm in the required wavelength range for maximum tissue penetration. When MDA-MB-231 breast tumor cells are treated with 247, the agent shows(More)
Near-infrared (NIR) luminescent lanthanide complexes hold great promise for practical applications, as their optical properties have several complementary advantages over organic fluorophores and semiconductor nanoparticles. The fundamental challenge for lanthanide luminescence is their sensitization through suitable chromophores. The use of the(More)
In an effort to develop effective new optical contrast agents, we report the synthesis of porphyrazines (pzs) of the form H(2)[pz(A(4-n);C(n))], n = 1, and 2 (trans-), where "A" represents peripheral heteroatom (S- and O-) R-groups and "C" is a fused, beta,beta'-diisopropyloxynaphtho group. The sulfide appended trans-H(2)[pz(A(2);C(2))] pz (7) has the(More)
Porphyrazines (Pz), or tetraazaporphyrins, are being studied for their potential use in detection and treatment of cancer. Here, an amphiphilic Cu-Pz-Gd(III) conjugate has been prepared via azide-alkyne Huisgen cycloaddition or 'click' chemistry between an azide functionalized Pz and alkyne functionalized DOTA-Gd(III) analog for use as an MRI contrast(More)
The rhenium oxo complex [Re(O)(hoz)2][TFPB], 1 (where hoz = 2-(2'-hydroxyphenyl)-2-oxazoline(-) and TFPB = tetrakis(pentafluorophenyl)borate) catalyzes the hydrosilation of aldehydes and ketones under ambient temperature and atmosphere. The major organic product is the protected alcohol as silyl ether. Isolated yields range from 86 to 57%. The reaction(More)
Boron subphthalocyanines (SPcs) are aromatic macrocycles that possess a combination of physical and optical properties that make them excellent candidates for application as fluorescent imaging probes. These molecules have intense electronic absorption and emission, and structural versatility that allows for specific tuning of physical properties. Herein,(More)
Luminescent lanthanide(III)-based molecular scaffolds hold great promises for materials science and for biological applications. Their fascinating photophysical properties enable spectral discrimination of emission bands that range from the visible to the near-infrared (NIR) regions. In addition, their strong resistance to photobleaching makes them suitable(More)
A series of porphyrazines (Pzs) with chiral bis-acetal moieties in the β-pyrrole positions ((2R,3R)-2,3-dimethyl-2,3-dimethoxy-1,4-diox-2-ene) have been synthesized and screened as antitumor agents in MDA-MB-231 breast tumor cells in vitro. The lead Pz 285 was further tested in a mouse tumor xenograft model with Td-tomato-luc2 fluorescent breast tumor cells(More)