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Method for preparing high specific activity 177Lu

United States Patent

April 6, 2004
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A method of separating lutetium from a solution containing Lu and Yb, particularly reactor-produced .sup.177 Lu and .sup.177 Yb, includes the steps of: providing a chromatographic separation apparatus containing LN resin; loading the apparatus with a solution containing Lu and Yb; and eluting the apparatus to chromatographically separate the Lu and the Yb in order to produce high-specific-activity .sup.177 Yb.
Mirzadeh; Saed (Knoxville, TN), Du; Miting (Knoxville, TN), Beets; Arnold L. (Clinton, TN), Knapp, Jr.; Furn F. (Oak Ridge, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
10/ 283,608
October 30, 2002
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract no. DE-AC05-00OR22725 between the United States Department of Energy and UT-Battelle, LLC.