European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

Cover image for Vol. 2017 Issue 24

Editor: Karen Hindson, Deputy Editor: Preeti Vashi

Impact Factor: 2.444

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 13/46 (Chemistry Inorganic & Nuclear)

Online ISSN: 1099-0682

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemCatChem, Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie

2012_12b/2012Manganese-Enhanced MRI Contrast Agents: From Small Chelates to Nanosized HybridsThe Development of Iron(II) Complexes as ParaCEST MRI Contrast AgentsLanthanide Complexes as Paramagnetic Probes for 19F Magnetic ResonanceThe Solution Structure and Dynamics of MRI Probes Based on Lanthanide(III) DOTA as Investigated by DFT and NMR Spectroscopy (Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 11/2012)

The cover picture highlights various aspects of research in the field of metal-based MRI probes. The picture includes graphics from four Microreviews in this Cluster Issue superimposed on an angiographic MRI image. Shown at the bottom left is a macromolecular MnII complex (D. Felder-Flesch, M. Kueny-Stotz, and A. Garofalo), which is an example of manganese-enhanced MRI contrast agents. At the bottom right, the optimization of the CEST effect for a FeII complex at close to physiological pH (J. R. Morrow and S. J. Dorazio) is depicted. Right next to it is a pseudocontact shift field around a model of a lanthanide–DOTA complex (D. Parker, I. Kuprov, and P. Harvey), illustrating the physicochemical basis of probe design for 19F MRS and MRI applications. At the top left is an energy diagram for the enantiomerization process of a LnIII complex with a cyclen-based ligand (C. Platas-Iglesias), which reflects an improved understanding of the solution structure and dynamics of such systems. The molecular modeling representation of a typical MRI contrast agent, [Gd(DOTA)(H2O)], is shown next to it. We thank the authors for providing graphics for the cover and Dr. Giorgio Gatti for putting in his time and creativity to compose this insightful picture.

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