Re: Fwd: Re: Objective cleaning.
No and Yes. I can smell the isopropanol and acetone but not the acetic
acid so it must be quite dilute. By the way, the stuff is "Lens Cleaner"
from American Scientific Products Cat#: M6015. There may be another
digit or so in the cat # since the stuff inside the bottle is so good that
a past spill took some of the ink off the outside of the bottle.
I presume the brand doesn't much matter since it's more fun to cook up
John Carroll Dennis
Anatomy, Physiology, and Pharmacology
109 Greene Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849
On Wed, 26 Feb 2003, Ian Montgomery wrote:
> Do they give any percentages? I imagine it's mainly isopropanol
> then acetone with a trace of acetic acid.
> >Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 08:47:59 -0600 (CST)
> >From: "John C. Dennis"
> >X-X-Sender: dennijc@cvm4
> >To: Ian Montgomery
> >cc: email@example.com
> >Subject: Re: Objective cleaning.
> >I use store bought stuff that is isopropanol, acetone, and acetic acid.
> >I've used ether and chloroform but only once each time. The glue
> >substance?) holding the lenses in place is frequently soluble in those
> >compounds. At least in the Nikon lenses on our scope.
> >Onward, through the fog!
> >John Carroll Dennis
> >Anatomy, Physiology, and Pharmacology
> >109 Greene Hall
> >Auburn University, AL 36849
> >On Wed, 26 Feb 2003, Ian Montgomery wrote:
> > > Many thanks for the information and suggestions. Yesterday
> > > afternoon I searched my books and last night trawled through the internet
> > > searching for information. Savile Bradbury in his Introduction to the
> > > Optical Microscope recommends absolute alcohol. Ether, mixtures of ether
> > > and alcohol, xylene, various proprietary cleaners and isopropyl alcohol
> > > (propan-2-ol) are all used. I'm swaying towards the isopropyl alcohol but
> > > before I commit myself I'll contact Zeiss. Anyone had any experience with
> > > isopropyl alcohol?
> > > Ian.
> > >
> > > Dr. Ian Montgomery,
> > > Histotechnology,
> > > Graham Kerr Building,
> > > Institute of Biomedical & Life Sciences,
> > > University of Glasgow,
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> Dr. Ian Montgomery,
> Graham Kerr Building,
> Institute of Biomedical & Life Sciences,
> University of Glasgow,
> G12 8QQ.
> Tel: 0141 339 8855
> Office: 4652
> Lab: 6644.
> Pager: 07625 702883
> e-mail: email@example.com
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