Nuclear magnetic resonance relaxivities: investigations of ultrahigh-spin lanthanide clusters from 10 MHz to 1.4 GHz.

Abstract

Paramagnetic relaxation enhancement is often explored in magnetic resonance imaging in terms of contrast agents and in biomolecular nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy for structure determination. New ultrahigh-spin clusters are investigated with respect to their NMR relaxation properties. As their molecular size and therefore motional correlation times as well as their electronic properties differ significantly from those of conventional contrast agents, questions about a comprehensive characterization arise. The relaxivity was studied by field-dependent longitudinal and transverse NMR relaxometry of aqueous solutions containing Fe(III)(10)Dy(III)(10) ultrahigh-spin clusters (spin ground state 100/2). The high-field limit was extended to 32.9 T by using a 24 MW resistive magnet and an ultrahigh-frequency NMR setup. Interesting relaxation dispersions were observed; the relaxivities increase up to the highest available fields, which indicates a complex interplay of electronic and molecular correlation times.

DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201402318

Cite this paper

@article{Machado2014NuclearMR, title={Nuclear magnetic resonance relaxivities: investigations of ultrahigh-spin lanthanide clusters from 10 MHz to 1.4 GHz.}, author={Julyana R Machado and Amer Baniodeh and Annie K Powell and Burkhard Luy and Steffen Kr{\"a}mer and Gisela Guthausen}, journal={Chemphyschem : a European journal of chemical physics and physical chemistry}, year={2014}, volume={15 16}, pages={3608-13} }