Radioiododemercuration: a simple synthesis of 5-[123/125/127I]iodo-2′-deoxyuridine

Janina Baranowska-Kortylewicz, Berma M. Kinsey, Warren W. Layne, Amin I. Kassis

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Through the use of iododemercuration, 5-[123/125I]iodo-2′-deoxyuridine was synthesized rapidly and with high radiochemical purity from 5-chloromercuri-2′-deoxyuridine. The synthesis of radioiodinated 2′-deoxyuridine was achieved in one step in the presence of Iodogen in 50% yield after isolation by reverse phase high performance column chromatography. The radiochemical purity was greater than 99%. The ease and rapidity of both preparation and isolation of no-carrier-added 5-[123/125I]iodo-2′-deoxyuridine, as well as the absence of any starting material, suggests that radiohalodemercuration may be the method of choice for this and structurally similar compounds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-341
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Radiation Applications and Instrumentation. Part
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • General Engineering


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