Dr Louis Allott Louis.Allott@hull.ac.uk
Lecturer in Translational Radiopharmaceutics
The aluminium-[18F]fluoride ([18F]AlF) radiolabelling method combines the favourable decay characteristics of fluorine-18 with the convenience and familiarity of metal-based radiochemistry and has been used to parallel gallium-68 radiopharmaceutical developments. As such, the [18F]AlF method is popular and widely implemented in the development of radiopharmaceuticals for the clinic. In this review, we capture the current status of [18F]AlF-based technology and reflect upon its impact on nuclear medicine, as well as offering our perspective on what the future holds for this unique radiolabelling method.
Archibald, S. J., & Allott, L. (2021). The aluminium-[18F]fluoride revolution: simple radiochemistry with a big impact for radiolabelled biomolecules. EJNMMI Radiopharmacy and Chemistry, 6(1), Article 30. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41181-021-00141-0