PMID: 7932555Sep 30, 1994Paper

Technetium-99m N,N'-bis(2-mercapto-2-methylpropyl)-2-aminobenzylamine: technetium-99m complexes of a novel bis(aminoethanethiol) ligand

Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
L C FrancesconiH F Kung


A new N2S2 ligand system, N,N'-bis(2-mercapto-2-methylpropyl)-2- aminobenzylamine, U-BAT, 1, containing uneven amine groups (two amine groups with different pKa values) for complexing [TcVO]3+, was prepared. The reaction of this novel ligand with [99mTc]pertechnetate, in the presence of stannous tartrate as the reducing agent, produces the neutral and lipid-soluble [99mTc]TcVO(U-BAT), TcS2C15H23N2O, 2. However, when the same reaction was carried out at a higher pH, 9-10, and with 30 min of heating (100 degrees C), a second neutral but more lipid-soluble complex, [99mTc]TcVO(OU-BAT), TcS2C15H21N2O, 3, was isolated. The X-ray crystallography data of the 99Tc complexes show square pyramidal coordination with N2S2 as the base and the Tc = O in the apical position. Compound 3 can be derived from 2 by an oxidation of the ligand to form an imine. After iv injection into rats, the neutral and lipid-soluble technetium-99m complexes showed significant brain uptake, 1.54 and 1.07% dose/organ at 2 min for [99mTc]TcVO(U-BAT) and TcVO(OU-BAT), respectively. The novel Tc chemistry of this new ligand system may provide a useful foundation for designing Tc complexes with a built-in redox mechanism.


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