Re: Osmium Tetroxide

From:Dimitri Scholz

Re: Osmium Tetroxide
Hi Anila,

You are correct, osmium tetroxide does stabilise lipids in the myelin sheaths and therefore gives much contraster pictures. It does also good especially for nerve tissue and  for  toluidine blue staining. But be careful, the stuff is dangerous. If you smell it, you got already too much. Buy only dissolved 4% solution of it, dont try to dissolve the powder. Work only in fume cupboard!

Good luck

Dimitri Scholz
Dr. Dimitri Scholz
Dept. of Exp. Cardiology
D-61231 Bad Nauheim
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