Hyperpolarized (1)H NMR employing low gamma nucleus for spin polarization storage.

Chekmenev EY, Norton VA, Weitekamp DP, Bhattacharya P
J Am Chem Soc. 2009 131 (9): 3164-5

PMID: 19256566 · PMCID: PMC2662390 · DOI:10.1021/ja809634u

Here, we demonstrate the utility of low gamma nuclei for spin storage of hyperpolarization followed by proton detection, which theoretically can provide up to approximately (gamma[1H]/gamma[X])(2) gain in sensitivity in hyperpolarized biomedical MR. This is exemplified by hyperpolarized 1-(13)C sites of 2,2,3,3-tetrafluoropropyl 1-(13)C-propionate-d(3) (TFPP), (13)C T(1) = 67 s in D(2)O, and 1-(13)C-succinate-d(2), (13)C T(1) = 105 s in D(2)O, pH 11, using PASADENA. In a representative example, the spin polarization was stored on (13)C for 24 and 70 s, respectively, while the samples were transferred from a low magnetic field polarizer operating at 1.76 mT to a 4.7 T animal MR scanner. Following sample delivery, the refocused INEPT pulse sequence was used to transfer spin polarization from (13)C to protons with an efficiency of 50% for TFPP and 41% for 1-(13)C-succinate-d(2) increasing the overall NMR sensitivity by a factor of 7.9 and 6.5, respectively. The low gamma nuclei exemplified here by (13)C with a T(1) of tens of seconds acts as an efficient spin polarization storage, while J-coupled protons are better for NMR detection.

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Acrylates Carbon Isotopes Fumarates Hydrogen Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Propionates Protons Reference Standards Succinic Acid

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