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Chromatographic extraction with di(2-ethylhexyl)orthophosphoric acid for production and purification of promethium-147

United States Patent

October 14, 2008
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A method of producing and purifying promethium-147 including the steps of: irradiating a target material including neodymium-146 with neutrons to produce promethium-147 within the irradiated target material; dissolving the irradiated target material to form an acidic solution; loading the acidic solution onto a chromatographic separation apparatus containing HDEHP; and eluting the apparatus to chromatographically separate the promethium-147 from the neodymium-146.
Knapp, Jr.; Furn F (Oak Ridge, TN), Boll; Rose A (Knoxville, TN), Mirzadeh; Saed (Knoxville, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
11/ 530,207
September 8, 2006
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH 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.