[Histonet] component substitute in Spurrs

Jacqueline D. Garfield JGarfield <@t> lifecell.com
Mon Apr 16 11:43:50 CDT 2007

Hello Phil,


May I please have a PDF of the article, also?


Thank you,


Jackie Garfield

LifeCell Corporation


jgarfield <@t> lifecell.com




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[mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Gayle
Sent: Monday, April 16, 2007 10:45 AM
To: Philip Oshel; Histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: [Histonet] component substitute in Spurrs 


Dear Phil,


Thanks for the update for the new component in Spurrs.  Please PDF the 

information to me privately.


  At 01:18 PM 4/13/2007, you wrote:

>Spurr's as such has not been discontinued, but one of its components

>Which is good, it's my favorite resin for both plants and animals.

>ERL 4206, VCD, is no longer available, and ERL 4221 has been

>4221 is Cycloaliphatic Epoxide Resin.

>The suppliers were (may still be) claiming that 4221 is a straight 1:1 

>substitute for 4206, but it isn't. Making Spurr's with the new

>is covered in:

>E. Ann Ellis

>Solutions to the Problem of Substitution of ERL 4221 for Vinyl

>Dioxide in Spurr Low Viscosity Embedding Formulations

>Microscopy Today, July 2006 14(4):32 ff


>I can a PDF of the article to anyone who wants it.




>>I had heard that Spurrs was discontinued.  Hopefully there is a 

>>substitute and contacting Energy Beam Sciences may be one way to find 

>>out.  Can anyone enlighten us on this?


>>Gayle Callis


>>Research Histopathology Supervisor

>>Veterinary Molecular Biology

>>Montana State University - Bozeman

>>PO Box 173610

>>Bozeman MT 59717-3610




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