Re: [Histonet] Epon resin

From:"Steven E. Slap"

Hi Myriam & HistoNetters

This is actually a very complicated question, 
depending on quite a lot of factors.  However, 
the one suggestion I would certainly make is to 
substitute BDMA for DMP-30 as the accelerator. 
It has a viscosity of 0.85 cP at 25C compared to 
DMP-30 (20.50 cP).  If you are going to use 
Araldite, I recommend you consult Audrey 
Glauert's books.  I usually use Luft's NMA/DDSA 
formula, except with BDMA.

best regards,
Steven Slap


At 1:38 PM -0500 1/2/04, Myri37@aol.com wrote:
>Dear histonetters
>I wish you a healthy and happy new year 2004 !!
>Does anyone know difference between Epon done with (epoxy 218, NMA, DDSA,
>DPM30) and Epon done with ( epoxy218, araldite 502, DDSA, DMP30)
>wich one do you think is better for embedding thin human tissue ?
>thank you
>Myriam
>Natural Implant
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