bifunctional chelating agent

bifunctional chelating agent

[¦bī¦fəŋk·shən·əl ′kē‚lād·iŋ ‚ā·jənt]
(organic chemistry)
A reagent with a molecular structure that contains a strong metal-chelating group and a chemically reactive functional group.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The main difference between the two strategies concerns the use in the indirect labeling of an endogenous bifunctional chelating agent (BCA).
Although promising alternative approaches are available for Re-188 antibodies radiolabeling, such as prelabeling and postlabeling methods, the direct approach still remains a convenient and efficient procedure (Table 2) that avoids the use of bifunctional chelating agents.
Benoist, Efficient and Tunable Synthesis of New Polydentate Bifunctional Chelating Agents Using Click Chemistry, J.