Photochromically-controlled, reversibly-activated MRI and optical contrast agent

Chuqiao Tu, Angelique Y. Louie

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The contrast agent which tethers a spiropyran group to a Gd-DO3A moiety has higher relaxivity and fluorescence intensity in the dark; the relaxivity and fluorescence intensity decrease after irradiation with visible light.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1331-1333
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number13
StatePublished - 2007

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  • Chemistry(all)


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