Primer on gadolinium chemistry.

@article{Sherry2009PrimerOG,
  title={Primer on gadolinium chemistry.},
  author={A Dean Sherry and Peter Caravan and Robert E. Lenkinski},
  journal={Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI},
  year={2009},
  volume={30 6},
  pages={1240-8}
}
Gadolinium is widely known by all practitioners of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) but few appreciate the basic solution chemistry of this trivalent lanthanide ion. Given the recent linkage between gadolinium contrast agents and nephrogenic systemic fibrosis, some basic chemistry of this ion must be more widely understood. This short primer on gadolinium chemistry is intended to provide the reader the background principles necessary to understand the basics of chelation chemistry, water… CONTINUE READING