Mo99Molybdenum 99

Molybdenum-99 is used in generators to produce single photon emitting radionuclide 99mTc (SPECT). 99Mo has a half-life of 66 hours, it can be delivered to hospitals as a generator, where it can be used as the source of 99mTc.

To produce Molybdenum 99,
we recommend this production route:

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    Rhodotron® TT300 HE

    The electrons are accelerated to generate an electron beam at 40 MeV to reach the target

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    Custom target

    100Mo in the target is irradiated creating the 100Mo(g,n) 99Mo reaction.

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    Separation module

    The mixture of dissolved 100Mo/99Mo (low specific activity) is used as raw material and 99mTc is extracted by ion exchange from this bulk solution.

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