We studied the production of nine typical organic analytical reagents labeled with11C,13N and18F by irradiation with charged particles and bremsstrahlung and the purification of labeled compounds with HPLC and sublimation.
As a result, we found that six reagents, α-naphthol, β-naphthol, quinoline, α-nitroso-β-naphthol, 8-hydroxyquinoline, and
1,10-phenanthroline H2O could be labeled with11C by bombarding a mixture of each reagent and boron with protons. More than 10% of the11C was successfully exchanged with carbon atoms in the original reagents. We also found that sublimation is useful for purifying
8-hydroxyquinoline labeled with11C. The extraction property of11C-labeled 8-hydroxyquinoline between water and chloroform could be easily monitored by radioactivity measurement.