Production and purification of the positron emitter zinc-63 (pages 5–9)
Francisco L. Guerra Gómez, Yuuki Takada, Rie Hosoi, Sotaro Momosaki, Kazuhiko Yanamoto, Kotaro Nagatsu, Hisashi Suzuki, Ming-Rong Zhang, Osamu Inoue, Yasushi Arano and Toshimitsu Fukumura
Version of Record online: 25 OCT 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/jlcr.1943
The positron emitting radionuclide 63Zn was produced from the irradiation of copper targets with protons. Short purification times were achieved by selective elution of zinc ions from cationic resins, and the final product was obtained in high chemical and radiochemical purities.