A new high-yield synthetic route to PET CB1 radioligands [11C]OMAR and its analogs.

OMAR analogs reference standards and their corresponding desmethylated precursors were synthesized from substituted anilines either in 4 and 5 steps with 27-32% and 24-31% yield, or in 3 and 4 steps with 21-30% and 19-28% yield, respectively. [(11)C]OMAR and its analog radioligands were prepared from their desmethylated precursors with [(11)C]CH(3)OTf… CONTINUE READING