François P Gabbaï

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We report the rapid nucleophilic [(18)F]-radiolabeling of a bodipy dye in aqueous solutions. This radiolabeled dye, whose biodistribution and clearance has been studied in mice, is stable in vivo and can be used as a positron emission tomography/fluorescence dual modality imaging agent.
Reaction of dimesityl-1,8-naphthalenediylborate (1) with C6F5HgCl results in the formation of a B/Hg heteronuclear bidentate Lewis acid (2), which complexes fluoride to afford [2-mu2-F]-. Structural and photophysical studies carried out in solution and in the solid state indicate that 2 is a highly selective and sensitive phosphorescent fluoride sensor. The(More)
INTRODUCTION Despite the great potential of positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in cardiovascular disease imaging, one of the major limitations is the availability of PET probes with desirable half-lives and reasonable cost. In this report, we hypothesized that lipophilic cationic BODIPY dye could be selectively accumulated in cardiac(More)
The interaction of the trinuclear mercury(II) complex [(o-C(6)F(4)Hg)(3)] (1) and pyrene leads to the formation of the 1:1 adduct 1.pyrene. The crystal structure of this adduct reveals the existence of supramolecular stacks in which molecules of 1 and molecules of pyrene alternate along the infinite chains. Steady-state and time-resolved photoluminescence(More)
Because of the ubiquity of fluoride ions and their potential toxicity at high doses, researchers would like to design receptors that selectively detect this anion. Fluoride is found in drinking water, toothpaste, and osteoporosis drugs. In addition, fluoride ions also can be detected as an indicator of uranium enrichment (via hydrolysis of UF(6)) or of the(More)
Turn on the lantern! The stibine donor ligand of a cationic palladium complex acts as a Lewis acid and reacts with a fluoride anion to afford the corresponding fluorostiboranyl-palladium species (see scheme). Bindung of the fluoride anion to the antimony center induces a change in denticity of the triphosphine unit and leads to a bright-orange(More)