[Histonet] Methylmethacrylate to LR White?

pruegg <@t> ihctech.net pruegg <@t> ihctech.net
Fri Dec 15 10:18:23 CST 2006

Methyl methacrylate can be removed with xylene, but glycol methacrylate can
not ever be completely removed, I believe LR White is a glycol methacrylate.

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Sent: Friday, December 15, 2006 5:02 AM
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Subject: [Histonet] Methylmethacrylate to LR White?

Hi all,

I need to remove the methacrylate surrounding some bone samples (I was
told that a 50:50 solution of xylene and chloroform would do the trick).
The problem is that I want to re-embed the samples in LR White once the
methacrylate has been removed. Does anyone have any experience in this
or knows if it is possible? I need to cut 10 micron thick cross-sections
of mouse tibiae and these have failed to adequately infiltrate with
methacrylate. With LR White being less viscous I was hoping that it
would infiltrate better.



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