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PROCESS FOR THE SEPARATION AND PURIFICATION OF SCANDIUM MEDICAL ISOTOPES

United States Patent Application

20180051359
A1
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The invention provides a method for isolating scandium, the method having the steps of dissolving titanium nuclear targets to create a solution; contacting the solution with a resin so as to retain scandium on the resin and generate an eluent containing titanium; contacting the scandium-containing resin with acid of a first concentration to remove impurities from the resin; and contacting the scandium-containing resin with an acid of a second concentration to remove scandium from the resin.
BROWN, Michael Alexander (Chicago, IL), ROTSCH, David Alan (Montgomery, IL), NOLEN, JR., Jerry A. (Chicago, IL)
UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC (Chicago IL)
15/ 243,002
August 22, 2016
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION [0001] The U.S. Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357 between the U.S. Department of Energy and UChicago Argonne, LLC, representing Argonne National Laboratory.