Journal article

High-field dissolution dynamic nuclear polarization of [1-C-13]pyruvic acid

[1-C-13]pyruvate is the most widely used hyperpolarized metabolic magnetic resonance imaging agent. Using a custom-built 7.0 T polarizer operating at 1.0 K and trityl radical-doped [1-C-13] pyruvic acid, unextrapolated solution-state C-13 polarization greater than 60% was measured after dissolution and rapid transfer to a spectrometer magnet, demonstrating the signal enhancement attainable using optimized hardware. Slower rates of polarization under these conditions can be largely overcome with higher radical concentrations.


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