Fiorenzo Refosco

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New copper(I) complexes containing the water soluble N-methyl-1,3,5-triaza-7-phosphaadamantane (mPTA) phosphine have been synthesized by ligand-exchange reactions starting from [Cu(CH(3)CN)(4)][BF(4)] or [Cu(CH(3)CN)(4)][PF(6)] precursors and (mPTA)X (X=CF(3)SO(3), I). Depending on the ligand counter ion, the hydrophilic(More)
Receptor-binding peptides have attracted an enormous interest in targeting molecules for the development of tumour specific radiopharmaceutical compounds. The overexpression of many receptors on human tumour makes such peptide-ligands attractive agents for diagnostic imaging and therapy of cancers. The use of solid-phase peptide synthesis and the(More)
Reduction-substitution reactions of [M(O)Cl(4)](-)(M=Re, (99)Tc) precursors with an excess of substituted dithiobenzoate ligands (R-PhCS(2))(-) in dichloromethane/methanol mixtures afford a series of six-coordinated neutral mixed-ligand complexes of the type M(III)(R-PhCS(3))(2)(R-PhCS(2))(M=Re; Rel--9; M=99)Tc; Tel--9). The coordination sphere is entirely(More)
The radiolabeling of the natural octapeptide CCK8, derivatized with a cysteine residue (Cys-Gly-CCK8), by using the metal fragment [99mTc(N)(PNP3)]2+ (PNP3 = N,N-bis(dimethoxypropylphosphinoethyl)methoxyethylamine) is reported. The [99mTc(N)(NS-Cys-Gly-CCK8)(PNP3)]+ complex was obtained according to two methods (one-step or two-step procedure) that gave the(More)
A general procedure for the preparation of a new class of neutral six-coordinated mixed ligand [(99m)Tc(III)(PS)2(Ln)] compounds (PS = trisalkyl-phosphino-thiolate; Ln = dithiocarbamate) is reported as well as their in vitro stability and the ex vivo tissue distribution studies. [(99m)Tc(PS)2(Ln)] complexes were prepared in high yield in nearly physiologic(More)
The coordination properties of isopropylxanthate (i-Pr-Tiox) and pyridine-2-thiolate (PyS) toward the [M(PS)2](+) moiety (M = Re and (99m)Tc; PS = phosphinothiolate) were investigated. Synthesis and full characterization of [Re(PS2)2(i-Pr-Tiox)] (Re1), [Re(PSiso)2(i-Pr-Tiox)] (Re2), [Re(PS2)2(PyS)] (Re3), and [Re(PSiso)2(PyS)] (Re4), where PS2 =(More)
We report on an efficient procedure for the preparation of [(188)Re(N)(PNP)]-based complexes (where PNP is diphosphinoamine) useful in the development of target-specific radiopharmaceuticals. The radiochemical yield of the compounds was optimized considering such reaction parameters as nature of the nitrido nitrogen donor, reaction times and pH level. The(More)
Ligand-exchange reactions of copper(I) precursors ([Cu(CH(3)CN)(4)]BF(4), CuCl) with a panel of bis(azolyl)borates or poly(pyrazolyl)methanes and a tertiary monodentate phosphine (PTA = 1,3,5-triaza-7-phosphaadamantane, PCN = tris(cyanoethyl)phosphine) produced two series of heteroleptic, either '2 + 1 + 1'- or '3 + 1'-type complexes, which have been(More)
Development of new radiopharmaceuticals based on rhenium-188 depends on finding appropriate ligands able to give complexes with high in vivo stability. Rhenium(III) mixed-ligand complexes with tetradentate/monodentate ('4 + 1') coordination of the general formula [Re(NS(3))(PRR'R' ')] (NS(3) = tris(2-mercaptoethyl)amine and derivatives thereof, PRR'R' ' =(More)
Asymmetrical heterocomplexes containing a terminal technetium-nitrogen multiple bond coordinated to one diphosphine ligand (PNP) and one dithiocarbamate ligand (DBODC), were obtained through a simple two-step procedure under controlled conditions. The resulting complexes [99mTc(N)(PNP)(DBODC)]+ are monocationic, and possess a distorted square-pyramidal(More)