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  • 1 Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Isotope Division 400 085 Mumbai India
  • 2 Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Radiochemistry Division 400 085 Mumbai India
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Abstract  

An alternative reaction route for the production of111In from rhodium target bombarded with a12C beam has been developed. Sulfate fusion was adapted for dissolution of the irradiated rhodium metal target. Indium was coprecipitated with La(OH)3 and purified by solvent extraction of the InBr3 complex into di-isopropyl ether and back extraction in 6M HCl. The chemical yield of the separation, determined using105Rh as tracer, was found to be above 90%. The radionuclidic purity of the separated111In satisfies the requirement prescribed for radiopharmaceutical preparations. The radioactivity yield achieved using this route was about 0.2 MBq/μAh.