Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 253, Issue 2, pp 221–225

Cyclotron production of 68Ge with a Ga2O target

  • C. Naidoo
  • T. N. van der Walt
  • H. G. Raubenheimer

DOI: 10.1023/A:1019637406678

Cite this article as:
Naidoo, C., van der Walt, T.N. & Raubenheimer, H.G. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry (2002) 253: 221. doi:10.1023/A:1019637406678


Systematic information of exchange behavior of Ge(IV) and Ga(III) in varying oxalic acid (0.05M and 0.25M) and sulphuric acid (0.005M-2M range) mixtures is presented. These findings were used to develop a separation involving 68Ge from a Ga2O target material. A method based on acid dissolution of the target and chromatography on an anion exchange resin (Bio-RadÒ AG1-X8) was developed. The separated 68Ge has high radionuclidic purity and an acceptable chemical purity.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers/Akadémiai Kiadó 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Naidoo
    • 1
  • T. N. van der Walt
    • 2
  • H. G. Raubenheimer
    • 3
  1. 1.Forensic Chemistry LaboratoryCape TownSouth Africa
  2. 2.National Accelerator CentreFaureSouth Africa
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryUniversity of StellenboschStellenboschSouth Africa

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