Steven Kealey

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Palladium(II)-mediated oxidative carbonylation reactions have been used to synthesize (11) C-radiolabelled ureas via the coupling of amines with [(11) C]carbon monoxide, in a one-pot process. Following trapping of (11) CO in a solution of copper(I) tris(3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl)borate, homocoupling reactions of primary aliphatic amines proceed in the presence(More)
Solutions of copper(I) tris(pyrazolyl)borate complexes have been used to greatly improve the solubility of [(11)C]carbon monoxide, enabling it to be used in low-pressure, 'one-pot' palladium-mediated carbonylation reactions to form (11)C-radiolabelled amides and ureas for use in positron emission tomography.
UNLABELLED Changes in the density of imidazoline-I(2) binding sites have been observed in a range of neurologic disorders including Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's chorea, and glial tumor; however, the precise function of these sites remains unclear. A PET probe for I(2) binding sites would further our understanding of the target and may find application(More)
Microfluidic technology has been used to perform [(11)C]carbonylation reactions using solutions containing [(11)C]CO in the form of the complex, copper(i)tris(3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl)borate-[(11)C]carbonyl (Cu(Tp*)[(11)C]CO). The synthesis of the model compound [(11)C]N-benzylbenzamide and the known tracer molecule(More)
[(11) C]Carbon monoxide is undoubtedly a highly versatile radiolabelling synthon with many potential applications for the synthesis of positron emission tomography (PET) tracer molecules and functional groups, but why has it not found more applications in the PET radiolabelling arena? Today, (11) CO radiolabelling is still primarily viewed as a niche area;(More)
Several first-row transition metal complexes of the formulation [M(1)(2)](X)(2) {where 1 = Ph(2)PCH(2)CH(2)S(2-C(6)H(4)NH(2)); M = Fe(II), X = BF(4)(-) (2); M = Co(II), X = BF(4)(-) (3), Ni(II), X = ClO(4)(-) (4)} have been prepared by reaction of two equivalents of the new P-S-N ligand Ph(2)PCH(2)CH(2)S(2-C(6)H(4)NH(2)) 1 with one equivalent of the(More)
Herein a new (11) C radiolabelling strategy for the fast and efficient synthesis of thioureas and related derivatives using the novel synthon, (11) CS2 , is reported. This approach has enabled the facile labelling of a potent progesterone receptor (PR) agonist, [(11) C]Tanaproget, by the intramolecular reaction of the acyclic aminohydroxyl precursor with(More)
Palladium dimers with sterically hindered phosphines have been shown to be excellent pre-catalysts for the aminocarbonylation of aryl halides to yield amides and one of them has been successfully employed as a pre-catalyst for the synthesis of (11)C-radiolabelled amides for PET imaging.