Synthesis and characterization of 99mTc- and 188Re-complexes with a diamido-dihydroxymethylenephosphine-based bifunctional chelating agent (N2P2-BFCA)
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A diamido-dihydroxymethylenephosphine (N(2)P(2)) bifunction chelating agent (BFCA) was shown to form well-defined (99m)Tc- and (188)Re-chelate structures. The 4, 4-bis [bis-hydroxymethyl-phosphonyl-propylcarbonmoyl]-butyric acid bifunctional chelating agent (N(2)P(2)-BFCA) formed stable complexes with (99m)Tc and (188)Re in >95% yield with high radiochemical purity (RCP). The biodistribution of the (99m)Tc- and (188)Re-N(2)P(2)-BFCAs after intravenous injection studied in normal mice showed the activity was excreted primarily via renal-urinary pathway indicating their use for labeling peptides with (99m)Tc and (188)Re.