Article Chemistry Small Compounds Year 2015

Automated electrophilic radiosynthesis of [18F]FBPA using a modified nucleophilic GE TRACERlab FXFDG

Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 2015

Authors:   Severin Mairinger,Johann Stanek,Thomas Wanek,Oliver Langer,Claudia Kuntner,
Journal: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
Abstract: We modified a commercially available synthesis module for nucleophilic [18F]fluorinations (TRACERlabTM FXFDG, GE Healthcare) to enable the reliable synthesis of 2-[18F]fluoro-4-borono-l-phenylalanine ([18F]FBPA) via direct electrophilic substitution of 4-borono-l-phenylalanine with [18F]F2 gas. [18F]FBPA was obtained with a RCY of 8.5±2.0% and a radiochemical purity of 98±1% in a total synthesis time of 72±7min (n=22). The modified synthesis module might also be useful for the synthesis of other [18F]radiopharmaceuticals via electrophilic substitution reactions while still being suitable for nucleophilic substitution reactions.