The crystal structures of the ligand AAZTA (6-amino-6-methylperhydro-1,4-diazepine tetraacetic acid) and of its Gd complex Na[Gd(H2O)AAZTA] · 3H2O have been determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The AAZTA ligand crystallizes in a zwitterion form with two deprotonated carboxylic groups and two protonated tertiary nitrogen atoms. Two independent molecules of about a similar conformation and three water molecules as asymmetric units, are present in the crystal. In the solid state the gadolinium complex is a centrosymmetric dimer with a bicapped square antiprismatic coordination geometry around each metal ion. Two symmetric bridging carboxylate groups determine the dimer formation with Gd-O(2) and Gd-O(2)′ bond distances rather comparable of 2.526(4) and 2.548(4) Å, respectively, while the Gd-O(1) (inner sphere water) bond distance is 2.443(5) Å. A network of hydrogen bonds between the water of inner and outer spheres and the AAZTA carboxylic groups is present in the crystal structure.
|Titolo:||An unusual gadolinium ten-coordinated dimeric complex in the series of MRI contrast agents : Na[Gd(H2O)AAZTA] • 3H2O|
BOMBIERI, GABRIELLA (Secondo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/08 - Chimica Farmaceutica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.ica.2007.09.029|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|