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  • 1 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Department of Nuclear Engineering Beersheva (Israel)
  • | 2 University of Southern California Radiopharmacy Program, School of Pharmacy Los Angeles California (USA)
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Abstract  

Studies intended to optimize the production of Na18F, in aqueous solution following irradiation of organic fluorine compounds with 14 MeV neutrons are described. The use of Szilard-Chamers conditions was chosen to enhance the yield of18F, given the low fluxes available and the inherently low cross section of the (n, 2n) reaction. Twenty five potential target compounds were tested. The most suitable one, both in terms of the cost of the target material and of the efficiency of production of water-soluble Na18F, was found to be perfluoro n-hexane. A simple production method for18F is outlined.

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Journal of Radionalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Language English
Size A4
Year of
Foundation
1968
Volumes
per Year
1
Issues
per Year
12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
Founder's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Publisher's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
Responsible
Publisher
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 0236-5731 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2780 (Online)