Optimized methods for production and purification of Titanium-45

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  • Titanium-45 (t1/2 = 3.08 h) is a radiometal with excellent nuclear characteristics, including a high positron branching ratio (85%) and low average positron energy (0.439 MeV), for the development of PET imaging agents. 45Ti was produced via the 45Sc(p,n)45Ti reaction on the University of Alabama at Birmingham TR24 cyclotron in GBq quantities. Optimized separation methods were developed and preliminary radiochemistry studies were also carried out. This work shows 45Ti is a promising radiometal for future studies.
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  • Chaple IF; Thiele K; Thaggard G; Fernandez S; Boros E; Lapi SE
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  • 166