Synthesis and characterization of [1,14C] N-methylneodecanamide

A. Charig, K. Kinscherf, B. Gargiullo, S. Roman, T. F. Connors, C. Unkefer, I. T. Horvath

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[1-14C] N-methylneodecanamide (MNDA), a potent insect-repellent, was synthesized from [1-12C] neodecanoic acid (NDA) by an exchange variant of the Koch reaction, followed by conversion to the acyl halide and methylamination. The product had all the characteristics of authentic commercial MNDA, and the radiocarbon was distributed among the isomers in the same proportions as the isomers were among the mass.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-184
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Labelled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Drug Discovery
  • Spectroscopy
  • Organic Chemistry

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