[Histonet] one more question about reagent alcohol

Michael W. Folsom mwfolsom <@t> swcp.com
Fri Dec 11 11:14:21 CST 2009


Thanks for the many quick responses to my question about using "reagent
alcohol" instead of 100% ethanol.

One further question - in plant histology its quite common to use
alcohol in  fixatives - i.e. FAA, FPA & Farmers.  Does anybody have any
experience in using 190 proof reagent alcohol in a fixative?  I know it
introduces small amounts of methanol and isopropanol into the "cocktail"
but not sure if that really matters -

Thanks for the advice/help!

Rio Grande Biological

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