settembr <@t> umdnj.edu
Tue Dec 16 12:27:13 CST 2008
Sorry I have no alternative. I know most labs use that.
When I worked in a neuropathology lab the isopentane was kept in the
refrigerator - an explosion proof one.
I believe that means there's no lightbulb inside and no inner working
of a lightbulb inside either.
Dana Settembre, HT ASCP
UMDNJ - University Hospital
Newark, NJ USA
>>> carmen loiselle <carmen_loiselle <@t> hotmail.com> 12/16/08 12:24 PM
I currently work in a neuromuscular lab and all muscle biopsies
received should be cut frozen, no formalin fixed tissues. My concern
though, is to work with isopentane , a well known excellent heat
conductor but also it has the bad reputation of being very explosive.
In fact , I've been told that few years ago, a lab close by of where I
work , did explode because of this solution. Is there , in your
knowledge, any other chemical we can use as replacement and that give as
Any input will be greatly appreciated
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