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Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 302, Issue 2, pp 939–945 | Cite as

Development of a flow-sheet for the radiochemical processing of irradiated sulphate targets for the production of carrier-free 32P

  • G. V. S. Ashok Kumar
  • J. Vithya
  • R. Kumar
  • C. R. Venkata Subramani
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Abstract

Carrier-free 32P was produced in KAlpakkam MINI reactor (KAMINI) via 32S (n, p) 32P using its small fast flux component. This method has established the flow-sheet for the production of 32P from sulphate targets such as magnesium sulphate and strontium sulphate which can withstand high temperatures of fast reactors unlike the conventionally used sulphur powder. The chemical processing involved (i) struvite precipitation method for magnesium sulphate and (ii) co-precipitation with ferric hydroxide method for strontium sulphate.

Keywords

Radiopharmaceuticals Fast breeder test reactor KAMINI reactor Fast flux Struvite 32

Notes

Acknowledgments

We gratefully acknowledge the operational personnel of KAMINI reactor who helped for the target irradiations in the above experiments.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. V. S. Ashok Kumar
    • 1
  • J. Vithya
    • 1
  • R. Kumar
    • 1
  • C. R. Venkata Subramani
    • 1
  1. 1.Fuel Chemistry Division, Chemistry GroupIndira Gandhi Centre for Atomic ResearchKalpakkamIndia

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