This Article describes the simultaneous imaging of chiral nitroxyl radicals using electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR). Chiral nitroxyl radicals could be simultaneously visualized with the labeling of isotopic nitrogen. Chiral nitroxyl radicals, hydroxylmethyl-2,2,5,5-tetramethylpyrrolidine-1-oxyl, were visualized using the method of simultaneous EPR imaging, which refers to the visualization of two kinds of molecules with unpaired electrons in a single image scan. EPR spectra of a racemic mixture of chiral nitroxyl radicals and those of the respective R and S configurations confirmed labeling by isotopic nitrogen. 1H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) imaging and simultaneous imaging of solutions of chiral nitroxyl radicals were performed. The advantages and limitations of simultaneous imaging using EPR are also discussed. Simultaneous imaging with chiral-labeled nitroxyl radicals is a new application of EPR imaging and may be useful for biological studies involving biologically active chiral molecules.
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- Analytical Chemistry