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Synthesis of a [18F]labeled chelidonine derivative as a possible antitumor agent.

Authors: Jalilian AR , Seyfi P , Afarideh H , Shafiee A ,
Applied radiation and isotopes : including data, instrumentation and methods for use in agriculture, industry and medicine , Vol., No. 0969-8043 (Print) , 20010214 ,Page:0
[(+/-)-[5bRS-(5b alpha, 6beta, 12b alpha)]-5b,6,7,12b,13,14-hexahydro-13-methyl[1,3]benzodioxolo[5,6-c]-1,3-dioxolo[ 4,5-1] phenanthridin-6-yl]-4-[18F]fluorobenzoate (6b) an aromatic ester of chelidonine was prepared as a possible PET radiotracer. Compound (6b) was prepared in no-carrier-added (n.c.a) form from the 4-N,N,N-trimethylanilinium triflate derivative (5) in one step. The best results were obtained using Kryptofix(2.2.2)/[18F] and DMSO as the solvent at 90 degrees C. Column chromatography afforded the desired compound in overall radiochemical yield of 65-70% (EOS) with a specific activity of about 3000 Ci/mmole and radiochemical purity greater than 95% in 15 min.