[Histonet] Flex alcohols - diluting

Johnson, Teri TJJ <@t> Stowers-Institute.org
Thu Jul 12 15:37:09 CDT 2007

When I trained, I was taught to use 95% alcohol to make all my other
alcohol dilutions because it was cheaper than using 100% alcohol
(additionally, absolute ethanol had additional denaturants in it). With
Richard Allan's Flex alcohols, the cost of the 95% alcohol is only about
3% less than the Flex100. So, is it really cheaper to use the 95% to
make the dilutions than using Flex 100? So, if cost isn't the issue, is
there any other reason not to buy just the 100% and make all the
dilutions out from this one? I can't think of any.


Teri Johnson, HT(ASCP)QIHC
Managing Director Histology Facility
Stowers Institute for Medical Research
1000 E. 50th St.
Kansas City, MO 64110

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