Carbon-11-labeled tariquidar derivatives were first designed and synthesized as new PET agents for imaging of breast cancer resistance protein. The target tracers were prepared by O-[11C]methylation of their corresponding acid precursors using [11C]CH3OTf under basic conditions and isolated by a simplified solid-phase extraction (SPE) method in 50-60% radiochemical yields based on [11C]CO2 and decay corrected to end of bombardment (EOB). The overall synthesis time from EOB was 15-20 min, the radiochemical purity was >99%, and the specific activity at end of synthesis (EOS) was 111-185 GBq/μmol.
- Breast cancer resistance protein
- Positron emission tomography
- Tariquidar derivatives
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