Bn2DT3A, a Chelator for 68Ga Positron Emission Tomography: Hydroxide Coordination Increases Biological Stability of [68Ga][Ga(Bn2DT3A)(OH)]-

Thomas W. Price, Isaline Renard, Timothy J. Prior, Vojtěch Kubíček, David M. Benoit, Stephen J. Archibald, Anne Marie Seymour, Petr Hermann, Graeme J. Stasiuk*

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Abstract

The chelator Bn2DT3A was used to produce a novel 68Ga complex for positron emission tomography (PET). Unusually, this system is stabilized by a coordinated hydroxide in aqueous solutions above pH 5, which confers sufficient stability for it to be used for PET. Bn2DT3A complexes Ga3+in a hexadentate manner, forming a mer-mer complex with log K([Ga(Bn2DT3A)]) = 18.25. Above pH 5, the hydroxide ion coordinates the Ga3+ion following dissociation of a coordinated amine. Bn2DT3A radiolabeling displayed a pH-dependent speciation, with [68Ga][Ga(Bn2DT3A)(OH)]-being formed above pH 5 and efficiently radiolabeled at pH 7.4. Surprisingly, [68Ga][Ga(Bn2DT3A)(OH)]-was found to show an increased stability in vitro (for over 2 h in fetal bovine serum) compared to [68Ga][Ga(Bn2DT3A)]. The biodistribution of [68Ga][Ga(Bn2DT3A)(OH)]-in healthy rats showed rapid clearance and excretion via the kidneys, with no uptake seen in the lungs or bones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17059-17067
Number of pages9
JournalINORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Volume61
Issue number43
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2022

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