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  • 1 Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Radiopharmaceuticals Division Trombay, Mumbai 400 085 India
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Among the separation methods of molybdenum from uranium, the difference in volatility of their chlorides at relatively high temperatures could also be conveniently exploited. This concept is adopted to have a standardization of a method for providing abundant quantity, with a high chemical purity of 99Mo, which is an important radioisotope used in the nuclear medicine. The approach to the standardization consists of identifying the necessary parameters to work at high temperatures and efficient collection of molybdenum. These operations are designed to be carried out in a well ventilated lead-shielded plant with remote facilities.