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Synthesis and Evaluation of 18F-Labelled N-F Reagents

Objective

The overall objective of this proposal is to capitalise on our expertise in synthetic and fluorine organic chemistry by undertaking a research programme aimed at exploring the value of 18F-labelled N-F reagents. Upon completion of the proposed research programme, we hope to provide 18F-radiochemists with a toolbox filled with novel 18F-radiosynthetic strategies. The unconventional and innovative methods that we will investigate are designed to address well recognised pending problems in 18F-radiolabelling and to offer unprecedented radiosynthetic routes to access 18F-labelled targets. The impact of the novel radiochemistry we propose to develop is far reaching to advance Positron Emission Tomography (PET). PET is a non-invasive molecular imaging technique used clinically for diagnostic purpose and drug discovery. This expanding highly interdisciplinary area of research relies on radiotracers labelled with a positron-emitting radioisotope. 18F-Labelled molecules are frequently used because of the advantageous properties of the 18F in comparison with other non-metallic radioisotopes. For rapid progress, the radiochemistry available for 18F-labelling should be sufficiently diverse for any designed 18F-radiotracers to be accessible regardless of the point of attachment of the 18F-label. To date, this is far from the reality, as current methodologies to construct 18F-labelled molecules present with limitations. The emphasis of this proposal is on the development and use of 18F-labelled N-F reagents of high specific activity for electrophilic fluorination. These reagents should allow for the production of 18F-labelled radiotracers in high radiochemical yield, purity and specific activity.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science/pets
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/nuclear chemistry/radiochemistry
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/organic chemistry

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2010-IIF
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Funding Scheme

MC-IIF - International Incoming Fellowships (IIF)

Coordinator

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 201 049,60
Administrative Contact
Stephen Conway (Dr.)