The production of short-lived radioactive gases for medical studies is discussed with regard to the chemical reactions in suggested targets. The chemistry of target materials was studied by using the technique of radio-gas-liquid partition chromatography to analyze the product gases. Based on the chemistry of the reactions of oxygen-15 in oxygen-nitrogen mixtures, and carbon-11 in boric oxide, targets were designed for the production of oxygen-15-labeled oxygen, oxygen-15-labeled carbon monoxide, and carbon-11-labeled carbon monoxide in high yields and high radiochemical purity.
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Research Article| December 01 1968
Preparation of Short Half-Lived Radioactive Gases for Medical Studies
Radiat Res (1968) 36 (3): 580–587.
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Michael J. Welch, Michel M. Ter-Pogossian; Preparation of Short Half-Lived Radioactive Gases for Medical Studies. Radiat Res 1 December 1968; 36 (3): 580–587. doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/3572591
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