Condensation of phenylazo-β-ketoamide 4 with oxymorphone 5 afforded an m-iodophenylpyrrolomorphinan (m-IPPM) 6 mediated by elemental zinc in acetic acid/sodium acetate buffer. m-IPPM 6 is a novel opioid receptor agonist (K i = 4.53 nM for DOP) with high selectivity for DOP receptors. m-IPPM 6 was converted into the positron emitter m-[124I]PPM 8 via the stannylated intermediate 7. The final yield was 24.5 ± 1.9 % (n = 6) with a specific activity of 2.5 ± 1.2 Ci/μmol.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Labelled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals|
|State||Published - Mar 1 2007|
- DOP receptor agonist
- Positron emission tomography