[Histonet] Clear-Rite 3

Pamela Marcum mucram11 <@t> comcast.net
Wed Aug 5 09:15:22 CDT 2009

Sorry that is incorrect as companies also offer a substitute that is an
isopar derivative that is not d-limonene and has almost no order.  I have
used for several years and is very good. A number of suppliers offer it.
The isopar product is a petroleum distillate and is a known product although
the companies call it a non-aliphatic hydrocarbon.  

Pam Marcum

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[mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Rene J Buesa
Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 2009 10:01 AM
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Subject: Re: [Histonet] Clear-Rite 3

Xylene substitutes are not all "pretty much the same". There are d-Limonene
derivatives (something to stay absolutely away from) and alkane derivatives
with many known and unknown constituents.
Since you are about to change and not have any preference, your best option
both in processing quality and price, would be to get a reliable supplier of
"mineral spirits" (the same you can find at any home improvement store) and
use it.
René J. 

--- On Wed, 8/5/09, O'Donnell, Bill <billodonnell <@t> catholichealth.net> wrote:

From: O'Donnell, Bill <billodonnell <@t> catholichealth.net>
Subject: [Histonet] Clear-Rite 3
To: Histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2009, 9:11 AM


We have been using Clear-Rite 3 here at our lab, and we are happy with
the product. Our supplier says it will be on back-order for some time
now. Our crack supply folks are looking for another source. I'm taking
another route to find out what products out there are comparable.

Are all "Xylene Substitutes" pretty much the same and there for pretty
much interchangable?
Are there some to stay away from?

Any help is appriciated.

William (Bill) O'Donnell, HT (ASCP) QIHC 
Lead Histologist
Good Samaritan Hospital
10 East 31st Street
Kearney, NE 68847 
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