[Histonet] paraformaldehyde in the microwave

Michael Doube m.doube <@t> qmul.ac.uk
Thu Jan 12 14:34:50 CST 2006

Hi there

It's been a while since I last made 4% paraformaldehyde in 
phosphate-buffered saline - it was a few years back as an undergrad.  
This time I'm in a new lab, and found that there is no hotplate!  So, 
after trying to keep the suspension warm with hot water baths (tedious) 
, I resorted to the microwave, on low power.  It seems to work much 
faster than what I remember with the conventional technique.  Has anyone 
had any experience with this?


Michael Doube  BPhil BVSc MRCVS
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