The potential use of rhodium N-heterocyclic carbene complexes as radiopharmaceuticals: The transfer of a carbene from Ag(I) to RhCl 3·3H 2O

Carol A. Quezada, Jered C. Garrison, Matthew J. Panzner, Claire A. Tessier, Wiley J. Youngs

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In order to use radioactive rhodium N-heterocyclic carbene (Rh NHC) complexes for possible cancer therapy, it is required to start with RhCl 3·xH 2O, a synthesis not previously accomplished. We have successfully synthesized and characterized two new Rh (NHC) complexes starting from RhCl 3·xH 2O via a silver transfer mechanism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4846-4848
Number of pages3
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - Oct 11 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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