Synthesis of tritium-labeled levetiracetam ((2S)-2-(2-oxopyrrolidin-1-yl) butanamide) with high specific activity

Simone Hildenbrand, Younis Baqi, Christa E. Müller*

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A method for the preparation of [Â 3H]levetiracetam with a high specific activity of 98Ci/mmol (3.6TBq/mmol) is described. The radioligand proved to be highly useful for the labeling of specific levetiracetam binding sites in rat brain membrane preparations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-51
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Labelled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • SV2A protein
  • epilepsy
  • high specific activity
  • levetiracetam
  • tritium labeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Drug Discovery
  • Spectroscopy
  • Organic Chemistry


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