The 3-hydroxy-4-pyridinones are chelating agents of current interest due to their high affinity for hard metal ions and potential clinical applications as metal-decorporation agents. A new bis-(3-hydroxy-4-pyridinone) derivative of EDTA have been developed, and herein we describe the results of solution studies to determine the protonation constants and the partition coefficient. Biodistribution studies, performed with 67Ga-overload mice, showed rapid clearance of the radiotracer from the body, thus indicating that the new ligand should be a quite effective agent for the in vivo aluminium removal.
- Chelating agent
- Hydroxypyridinonate complexes
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Inorganic Chemistry