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Time-of-flight (TOF) positron emission tomography (PET) was studied and preliminarily developed in the 1980s, but the lack of a scintillator able to deliver at the same time proper time resolution and stopping power has prevented this technique from becoming widespread and commercially available. With the introduction of LSO in PET, TOF is now a feasible… (More)
UNLABELLED With the advantages of the increased sensitivity of fully 3-dimensional (3D) PET for whole-body imaging come the challenges of more complicated quantitative corrections and, in particular, an increase in the number of random coincidences. The most common method of correcting for random coincidences is the real-time subtraction of a delayed… (More)
A novel procedure for the preparation of enantiopure 1,4-disubstituted 2-imidazolines is reported. Enantiopure beta-amino alcohols are converted into N-hydroxyethylamides, which are reacted with excess thionyl chloride, or with thionyl chloride followed by phosphorus pentachloride to yield N-chloroethylimidoyl chlorides. These intermediates are treated with… (More)
A short stereoselective formal total synthesis of (+/-)-podophyllotoxin has been carried out from a sulfoxide, using a one-pot tandem conjugate addition/aldol/electrophilic aromatic substitution reaction to form a tetralin, which was converted into picropodophyllin in two steps.
A convenient new method for the preparation of 2,2'-biimidazolines is reported. Amino alcohols were reacted with dimethyl oxalate, and the product hydroxy amides converted into chloroamides by reaction with thionyl chloride. Treatment with PCl5, followed by diamines (ethanediamine, propane-1,3-diamine, 2,2-dimethylpropane-1,3-diamine) furnished a series of… (More)