Document Type

Patent

Abstract

A compound of formula (I): ##STR1## wherein, R1, R2, R3 and R4 are selected independently from hydrogen, alkyl, and alkyl substituted with one or more --O-- atoms, or where R1, R2 and R3, R4 are ring residues. 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, and a method of administering the second sphere contrast agent.

Patent Country

US

Patent Number

US6146615

Publication Date

11-14-2000

Assignee(s)

The University of Toledo; Schering Aktiengesellschaft

Application Number

09/227962

Filing Date

January 1999

Primary Class

424/9.36

Secondary Class

424/9.361; 514/182; 514/502; 514/836; 544/64; 544/78; 548/402; 548/523; 556/138; 556/139; 564/82

Rights

These materials are free of copyright restrictions and are in the public domain within the United States only. The USPTO reserves the right to assert copyright protection internationally.

Institution

The University of Toledo

Repository

University of Toledo Libraries

Digital Publisher

Digital Initiatives

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