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[18F]Fluorination of alkylCF3 and alkylCF2CF3 chains-Application to hypoxia biomarkers for PET imaging.

Objective

The first objective of this proposal is to provide a solution to a well recognized problem in 18F-radiochemistry: the direct [18F]fluorination of trifluoromethylated and perfluorinated (CF2-CF3) alkyl chains. We propose to investigate a copper-mediated fluorination of alkyl boronic species using [18F]fluoride. The value of this new radiochemistry will be challenged with the synthesis and the labelling of two well-known and promising biomarkers for hypoxia, EF3 and EF5. We propose to develop an automated protocol for the production of their radiolabelled counterparts, and to perform a pre-clinical comparative study of [18F]EF3 and [18F]EF5 with [18F]FMISO, the current hypoxia biomarker used for PET imaging.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/nuclear chemistry/radiochemistry

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF

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
€ 195 454,80