Synthesis of High Specific Activity [75Br]-and [77Br]Bromperidol and Tissue Distribution Studies in the Rat

Stephen M. Moerlein, Gerhard L. Stöcklin

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A rapid synthesis of [76Br]-and [77Br]bromperidol with specific activity exceeding 10000 Ci/mmol is described in which a trimethylstannylated analogue of bromperidol is used as a substrate for regiospecific no-carrier-added radiobromination. 4-[4-[4-(Trimethylstannyl)phenyl]-4-hydroxypiperidino]-4'-fluorobutyrophenone was synthesized by the reaction of (trimethylstannyl)sodium with haloperidol and purified by preparative HPLC. Subsequent radiobromination with no-carrier-added 75Br-or 77Br-and in situ oxidation using H2O2/CH3COOH gave a corrected radiochemical yield of 35% with a 30-min preparation time. Tissue distribution studies in the rat show a rapid and prolonged uptake into the brain, liver, and kidneys and consistently low blood concentrations that differ quantitatively from previous studies using relatively low specific activity bromperidol. Potential clinical applications for this high specific activity radiobrominated neuroleptic are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1319-1324
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Medicinal Chemistry
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1985


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