Abstract

A compound of formula (I): ##STR1## wherein, R1 is independently selected from methyl and ethyl and R2 is independently selected from hydrogen, alkyl, and substituted alkyl. The compound is capable of functioning as a ligand and complexing with paramagnetic Fe(III) ion for use as a second-sphere contrast enhancing agent for magnetic resonance imaging of tissue. The present invention also relates to a method of administering the second sphere contrast agent.

Document Type

Patent

Primary Class

424/9.361

Application Number

09/227961

Filing Date

January 1999

Patent Number

US6294152

Assignee(s)

The University of Toledo; Schering Aktiengesellschaft

Publication Date

9-25-2001

Patent Country

US

Language

en_US

Institution

The University of Toledo

Repository

University of Toledo Libraries

Digital Publisher

Digital Initiatives

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