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.sup.100Mo compounds as accelerator targets for production of .sup.99mTc

United States Patent

September 20, 2016
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Methods of synthesizing .sup.100Mo.sub.2C and .sup.99mTcO.sub.4.sup.- are disclosed. Methods of .sup.100Mo.sub.2C generation involve thermally carburizing .sup.100MoO.sub.3. Methods of .sup.99mTcO.sub.4 generation involve proton bombardment of .sup.100Mo.sub.2C in a cyclotron. Yields of .sup.99mTcO.sub.4 can be increased by sintering .sup.100Mo.sub.2C prior to bombardment. The methods also include recycling of .sup.100Mo.sub.2C to form .sup.100MoO.sub.3. SPECT images obtained using .sup.99mTcO.sub.4 generated by the disclosed methods are also presented.
Richards; Vernal (Saint Louis, MO), Lapi; Suzanne (Saint Louis, MO)
Washington University (Saint Louis, MO)
14/ 293,599
June 2, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The invention was made with government support under DESC0006435 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science. The government has certain rights in the invention.