Research report 2016 - Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung
Medical application of fundamental reaction chemistry: new methods to bring 18F into complex molecules
Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim an der Ruhr
SummaryFluorine can improve the properties of many molecules. But introduction of the fluorine substituent into organic molecules is hard. At the Organic chemistry Department of the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung researchers use the 18F isotope of fluorine to develop better methods to make new molecules for positron-emission-tomography (PET). Medical PET imaging has great potential to aid in the development of diagnosis of various diseases.