Luminescent Terbium Contrast Agent for Bone Microdamage Detection

B.K. McMahon, P. Mauer, Colin McCoy, T.C. Lee, T. Gunnlaugsson

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The synthesis and photophysical evaluation of a new lanthanide luminescence imaging agent is presented. The agent, a terbium-based cyclen complex can, through the use of an iminodiacetate moiety, bind to damaged bone surface via chelation to exposed Ca(II) sites, enabling the imaging of the damage using confocal fluorescence scanning microscopy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)600-603
Number of pages4
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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  • Chemistry(all)

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