• Journal Article

High specific activity tritium-labeled N-(2-methoxybenzyl)-2,5-dimethoxy-4-iodophenethylamine (INBMeO): A high-affinity 5-HT2A receptor-selective agonist radioligand

Citation

Nichols, D. E., Frescas, S. P., Chemel, B. R., Rehder, K., Zhong, D., & Lewin, A. (2008). High specific activity tritium-labeled N-(2-methoxybenzyl)-2,5-dimethoxy-4-iodophenethylamine (INBMeO): A high-affinity 5-HT2A receptor-selective agonist radioligand. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry, 16(11), 6116-6123. DOI: 10.1016/j.bmc.2008.04.050

Abstract

The title compound ([3H]INBMeO) was prepared by an O,O-dimethylation reaction of a t-BOC protected diphenolic precursor using no carrier added tritiated iodomethane in DMF with K2CO3. Removal of the t-BOC protecting group and purification by HPLC afforded an overall yield of 43%, with a radiochemical purity of 99% and specific activity of 164 Ci/mmol. The new radioligand was suitable for labeling human 5-HT2A receptors in two heterologous cell lines and had about 20-fold higher affinity than [3H]ketanserin.