Nitroxides have great potential as contrast agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Two bcyclodextrin (bCD) derivatives bearing one or seven (2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-1-yl)oxyl (TEMPO) units on the small rim of bCD (CD3 and CD6 respectively) were synthesized. Their effective magnetic moments were measured by DC-SQUID magnetometry obtaining the values meff/mB z 1.7 and meff/mB z 4.2 for CD3 and CD6 respectively. Interestingly, while isothermal magnetization data of CD3 were well described by a Brillouin function for a S ¼ 1/2 single spin system, those associated with CD6 could not be explained in the framework of a non-interacting spins model. For this reason, four different configurations for the seven interacting nitroxides were considered and modeled. The numerical results evidenced that only the configurations with a privileged central spin could take into account the experimental observations, thus justifying the reduced effective magnetic moment of CD6. The water relaxivity (r1) in DMSO-d6–water (9 : 1 v : v) solutions was also measured for both the derivatives obtaining the values r1 ¼ 0.323 mM-1 s-1 and r1 ¼ 1.596 mM-1 s-1 for CD3 and CD6 respectively.

Effective magnetic moment in cyclodextrin-polynitroxides: Potential supramolecular vectors for magnetic resonance imaging

FRANCHI, PAOLA;LUCARINI, MARCO;
2015

Abstract

Nitroxides have great potential as contrast agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Two bcyclodextrin (bCD) derivatives bearing one or seven (2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-1-yl)oxyl (TEMPO) units on the small rim of bCD (CD3 and CD6 respectively) were synthesized. Their effective magnetic moments were measured by DC-SQUID magnetometry obtaining the values meff/mB z 1.7 and meff/mB z 4.2 for CD3 and CD6 respectively. Interestingly, while isothermal magnetization data of CD3 were well described by a Brillouin function for a S ¼ 1/2 single spin system, those associated with CD6 could not be explained in the framework of a non-interacting spins model. For this reason, four different configurations for the seven interacting nitroxides were considered and modeled. The numerical results evidenced that only the configurations with a privileged central spin could take into account the experimental observations, thus justifying the reduced effective magnetic moment of CD6. The water relaxivity (r1) in DMSO-d6–water (9 : 1 v : v) solutions was also measured for both the derivatives obtaining the values r1 ¼ 0.323 mM-1 s-1 and r1 ¼ 1.596 mM-1 s-1 for CD3 and CD6 respectively.
Caglieris, F.; Melone, L.; Canepa, F.; Lamura, G.; Castiglione, F.; Ferro, M.; Malpezzi, L.; Mele, A.; Punta, C.; Franchi, P.; Lucarini, M.; Rossi, B.; Trotta, F.
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