[Histonet] Re: Buffer.

Robert Richmond RSRICHMOND <@t> aol.com
Fri Nov 14 21:44:01 CST 2008

Re this thread on buffering: cacodylate buffering is frequently used
with glutaraldehyde for electron microscopy. Nobody ever seems to
mention it, but cacodylate (cacodylic acid) contains organic arsenic,
and is extremely toxic. See


What precautions are advisable in handling it? Is it permitted in a
hospital laboratory?

I've been reading about a procedure that may require it - will post
more information if I receive it from the author.

Bob Richmond
Samurai Pathologist
Knoxville TN

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