The widely used bifunctional labeling reagent 4-[18F]fluorobenzoic acid ([18F]FBA) and its activated form N-succinimidyl 4-[18F]fluorobenzoate ([18F]SFB) were prepared using a modified Siemens/CTI chemistry process control unit (CPCU) double vessel [18F]FDG module. The products were obtained with a radiochemical yield greater than 99% with decay corrected yields of 77±5% (n=4) for [18F]FBA and 46±5% (n=4) for [18F]SFB. The presented synthetic procedure is highly reproducible and fully automated.
- 4-[F]fluorobenzoic acid
- Chemistry process control unit (CPCU)
- N-succinimidyl 4-[F]fluorobenzoate
- Positron emission tomography PET
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