|Stability:||Stable under recommended storage conditions.|
Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Contents under pressure.
IATA: Hazard Class: 2.2 (5.1); UN Number: UN1072; Shipping Name: Oxygen, compressed
Le Bars, Didier. Fluorine-18 and medical imaging: Radiopharmaceuticals for positron emission tomography. Journal of fluorine chemistry, 2006, 127(11): 1488-1493.
|Applications:||18O2 is used in positron emission tomography (PET) as a precursor to fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG). H2O18 is blasted with hydrogen ions to create F-18, which is then synthesized into FDG and injected into a patient. Images of specific organs can then be viewed using PET. Also used to measure energy expenditure in humans. It also has applications as a tracer molecule in material science and in plant biology.|