Posts Tagged ‘Positron emission tomography’

Concerted Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution Mediated by the PhenoFluor Reagent.

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Recently, the 100th anniversary of the birth of the famous chemist Derek Barton was celebrated with a symposium. One of the many wonderful talks presented was by Tobias Ritter and entitled “Late-stage fluorination for PET imaging” and this resonated for me. The challenge is how to produce C-F bonds under mild conditions quickly so that 18F-labelled substrates can be injected for the PET imaging. Ritter has several recent articles on this theme which you should read.[cite]10.1021/ja2048072[/cite],[cite]10.1021/acs.accounts.7b00413[/cite].