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Synthesis of Labeled Compounds Using Recovered Tritium from Expired Beta Light Sources

Lidia Matei, C. Postolache, G. Bubueanu, C. Podina

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 54 / Number 2 / August 2008 / Pages 643-646

Technical Paper / Process Applications

In this paper, the technological procedures for extracting tritium from beta light source are highlighted. The recovered tritium was used in the synthesis of organically labeled compounds and in the preparation of tritiated water (HTO) with high specific activity. Technological procedures for treatment of beta light sources consist of: envelope breaking into evacuated enclosure, the radioactive gaseous mixture pumping and its storage on metallic sodium.

The mixtures of T2 and 3He were used in the synthesis of tritium labeled steroid hormones, nucleosides analogues and for the preparation of HTO with high radioactivity concentrations.

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