Synthesis of doubly 15-nitrogen labelled N-[4-hydroxybutyl]-N-nitrosobutylamine, a potent urinary bladder carcinogen in animals

R. A. Boigegrain, R. Fanelli, P. Gariboldi, L. Airoldi

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Abstract

The labelled precursors for the amino nitrogen atom was 15N-potassium phthalimide which was condensed with triphenylmethoxychlorobutane. The phthalimide group was then cleaved with hydrazine and the primary amine obtained was condensed with butyraldehyde followed by sodium borohydride reduction to give the secondary amine N-[4-triphenylmethyloxybutyl]butyl-[ 15N]amine. After deprotection of the triphenylmethyl group with trifluoroacetic acid, the amino alcohol obtained was nitrosated with 15N-sodium nitrite in hydrochloric acid medium to give N-[4-hydroxybutyl]-N-[ 15N]nitrosobutyl[ 15N]amine. The two 15-nitrogen atoms were incorporated in order to obtain a tool useful for studying the metabolic activation of this compound. The evolution of labelled molecular nitrogen will be used to quantify the extent of nitrosamine hydroxylation at the carbon atom α to the nitroso moiety.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1163-1172
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Labelled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals
Volume25
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Pharmacology

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