[Histonet] Re: Freezing in Hexane
rsrichmond <@t> gmail.com
Thu Aug 13 14:40:01 CDT 2009
Dorothy Murphy Traczyk at Murphy-Traczyk & Associates in Point
Pleasant, NJ asks about using hexane for snap-freezing.
I wouldn't want any of the hexanes (there are several isomers) or
2-methylbutane around my lab because of the explosion hazard if I
could avoid it.
Look up 3M Novec Engineered Fluid HFE-7100 (methyl nonafluoroisobutyl
ether) in the Histonet archives (accessible through Google). Probably
usable for this purpose, and not flammable.
If you do this, please report your experience to Histonet - several of
us on here are interested.
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