[Histonet] Oxidising Agents in Haematoxylin[Scanned]

Muskett David David.Muskett <@t> RLC.NHS.UK
Thu Sep 30 05:35:08 CDT 2004

Dear All
I am inquiring about the use of differing oxidising agents in histology.
I am routinely using Sodium Iodate as the oxidising agent in Ehrlich's
haematoxylin. Can the sodium iodate be substituted by Potassium Iodate?
Is there a difference in their oxidising properties?

David Muskett

Chief Biomedical Scientist, Histology

Royal Liverpool Children's NHS Trust

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