Thanks for the update for the new component in Spurrs. Please PDF the
information to me privately.
At 01:18 PM 4/13/2007, you wrote:
>Spurr's as such has not been discontinued, but one of its components has.
>Which is good, it's my favorite resin for both plants and animals.
>ERL 4206, VCD, is no longer available, and ERL 4221 has been substituted.
>4221 is Cycloaliphatic Epoxide Resin.
>The suppliers were (may still be) claiming that 4221 is a straight 1:1
>substitute for 4206, but it isn't. Making Spurr's with the new component
>is covered in:
>E. Ann Ellis
>Solutions to the Problem of Substitution of ERL 4221 for Vinyl Cyclohexene
>Dioxide in Spurr Low Viscosity Embedding Formulations
>Microscopy Today, July 2006 14(4):32 ff
>I can a PDF of the article to anyone who wants it.
>>I had heard that Spurrs was discontinued. Hopefully there is a
>>substitute and contacting Energy Beam Sciences may be one way to find
>>out. Can anyone enlighten us on this?
>>Research Histopathology Supervisor
>>Veterinary Molecular Biology
>>Montana State University - Bozeman
>>PO Box 173610
>>Bozeman MT 59717-3610
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