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Difference between Linear and Macrocyclic GBCAs

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GBCAs can be divided into two categories based on their molecular structure.  Linear and Macrocyclic GBCAs have different properties that may contribute to their propensity to dechelate at some time after administration. This very short video explains the difference between linear and macrocyclic GBCAs and it hits on transmetallation too.

 

 

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