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C-11 cyanide production system

United States Patent

January 13, 2015
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A method for providing .sup.11C-labeled cyanides from .sup.11C labeled oxides in a target gas stream retrieved from an irradiated high pressure gaseous target containing O.sub.2 is provided, wherein .sup.11C labeled oxides are reduced with H.sub.2 in the presence of a nickel catalyst under a pressure and a temperature sufficient to form a product stream comprising at least about 95% .sup.11CH.sup.4 , the .sup.11CH.sub.4 is then combined with an excess of NH.sub.3 in a carrier/reaction stream flowing at an accelerated velocity and the combined .sup.11CH4 carrier/reaction stream is then contacted with a platinum (Pt) catalyst particulate supported on a substantially-chemically-nonreactive heat-stable support at a temperature of at least about 900 .degree. C., whereby a product stream comprising at least about 60%H.sup.11CN is provided in less than 10 minutes from retrieval of the .sup.11C labeled oxide.
Kim; Dohyun (Rocky Point, NY), Alexoff; David (Westhampton, NY), Kim; Sung Won (Port Jefferson, NY), Hooker; Jacob (Belmont, MA), Ferrieri; Richard A. (Patchogue, NY)
Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (Upton, NY)
13/ 584,033
August 13, 2012
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-AC02-98CH10886, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy and under grant number R21A1084189,awarded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The Government has certain rights in the invention.