Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 295, Issue 1, pp 105–113 | Cite as

Production, nano-purification, radiolabeling and biodistribution study of [140Nd] 5,10,15,20-tetraphenylporphyrin complex as a possible imaging agent

  • Mohammadreza Aboudzadeh
  • Yousef Fazaeli
  • Helma Khodaverdi
  • Hossein Afarideh


[140Nd] labeled 5,10,15,20-tetraphenylporphyrin ([140Nd]-TPP) as a tumor–avid complex with a β-emitting radionuclide for evaluating its potential for target tumor therapy is reported. This complex was prepared using freshly prepared [140Nd] NdCl3 (purified by amino functionalized MCM-41 nano resin and commercial cation exchanger resins) and 5,10,15,20-tetraphenylporphyrin (H2TPP).Stability of the complex was investigated in final formulation and human serum for 24 h and the partition coefficient was calculated. The biodistribution of the labeled compound in vital organs of Swiss mice bearing fibro sarcoma tumor was studied using scarification studies and positron emission tomography imaging up to 4 h.


Porphyrins [140Nd] Fibro sarcoma Biodistribution Nano-purification 



Authors wish to thank Ms. Fateme bolori novin & Ms. Sedighe moradkhani for conducting animal studies.

Conflict of interest

The authors report no conflicts of interest in this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammadreza Aboudzadeh
    • 1
  • Yousef Fazaeli
    • 1
  • Helma Khodaverdi
    • 2
  • Hossein Afarideh
    • 2
  1. 1.Nuclear Medicine Research GroupAgricultural, Medical and Industrial Research School (AMIRS)KarajIran
  2. 2.Department of Nuclear Engineering and PhysicsAmir-kabir, University of TechnologyTehranIran

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