Auger electron therapy is an attractive modality for targeting microscopic tumors. Rhodium-103 m (103mRh, T½ = 56.1 min) is a promising Auger electron emitter that can be obtained as the decay product of palladium-103 (103Pd, T½ = 16.99 days). 103Pd was chelated in a lipophilic derivative of the 16aneS4 macrocycle and the complex was trapped on a C18 cartridge. Elution with dilute hydrochloric acid gave radiochemically pure 103mRh. We hypothesize this to be through a combination of the Szilard-Chalmers effect and transient ionization.
- Auger radiotherapy
- Radionuclide generator