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Applied radiation and isotopes : including data, instrumentation and methods for use in agriculture, industry and medicine

Synthesis of 15N-labeled phthalimide.


PMID 16516481

Abstract

A new method for preparing 15N-labeled phthalimide from the reaction between phthalic anhydride and 15N-urea (99.34% 15N) in the presence of ortho-xylene is described in this work. Reaction conditions were the mole ratio of phthalic anhydride to 15N-urea (99.34% 15N) of 3-1 at 140 degrees C and under atmospheric pressure. Excessive phthalic anhydride reacted with ethanol for 90 min. The by-product of diethyl phthalate dissolving in ethanol was separated by filtration. The high yield of 96% of 15N-labeled phthalimide was obtained and the purity and abundance was 99.5% and 99.04%, respectively.

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