Jean F. Desreux

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This work describes the synthesis and the conformational properties of new polymethylated macrocyclic ligands of potential interest for magnetic resonance imaging. M4cyclen, (2S,5S,8S,11S)-2,5,8,11-tetramethyl-1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane, was obtained by cyclotetramerization of (2S)-1-benzyl-2-methylaziridine followed by catalytic hydrogenation. The(More)
Coronary disease risk increases inversely with high-density lipoprotein (HDL) level. The measurement of the biodistribution and clearance of HDL in vivo, however, has posed a technical challenge. This study presents an approach to the development of a lipoprotein MRI agent by linking gadolinium methanethiosulfonate (Gd[MTS-ADO3A]) to a selective cysteine(More)
The solution behavior of the Th(IV) chelate with a polyaza polycarboxylic ligand, HEHA (1,4,7,10,13,16-hexaazacyclooctadecane-N,N ',N ",N "',N "",N ""'-hexaacetic acid), is investigated by one- and two-dimensional NMR spectroscopy. [Th(HEHA)](2)(-) exhibits a very unusual irreversible topomerization process from a kinetically stable topomer of C(2) symmetry(More)
The lanthanide and Th4+ complexes with calix[4]arene ligands substituted either on the narrow or at the wide rim by four coordinating groups behave totally differently as shown by an NMR investigation of the dia- and paramagnetic complexes. Solutions of complexes were prepared by reacting anhydrous metal perchlorate salts with the ligands in dry(More)
Two different strategies were used to synthesize tri(2-alkoxy-5-nitrophenyl)methanes 6a,b. The X-ray structures of 6a and its precursor 5 show the molecules in a conformation with a syn-orientation of the nitro and alkoxy groups. Hydrogenation and acylation by the appropriate active ester gave the corresponding tri-CMPO derivatives 4a,b. Their ability to(More)
The synthesis, lanthanide complexation, and solvent extraction of actinide(III) and lanthanide(III) radiotracers from nitric acid solutions by a phenanthroline-derived quadridentate bis-triazine ligand are described. The ligand separates Am(III) and Cm(III) from the lanthanides with remarkably high efficiency, high selectivity, and fast extraction kinetics(More)
Two calix[4]arene tetraethers (Y = C5H11, C14H29) bearing on their wide rim four -N(Me)-CO-CH2-P(O)Ph2 residues were synthesized for the first time. Their ability to extract lanthanides and actinides from an acidic aqueous phase to organic phases (CH2Cl2, NPHE) was studied. In comparison to the corresponding -NH-analogs, they are less efficient extractants,(More)
This paper presents the views of a coordination chemist on the synthesis and the properties of new contrast agents containing gadolinium. Attention is drawn to various macrocyclic complexes such as the polyaza polycarboxylic chelates, the cryptates as well as compounds obtained by template synthesis. The structural factors influencing the kinetic and(More)
PhenHDO3A is a ditopic ligand featuring a tetraazacyclododecane unit substituted by three acetate arms and one 6-hydroxy-5,6-dihydro-1,10-phenanthroline group (PhenHDO3A = rel-10-[(5R,6R)-5,6-dihydro-6-hydroxy-1,10-phenantholin-5-yl)-1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7-triacetic acid). This ligand was specially designed so as to obtain highly stable(More)