removing FeCl from glassware

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From:Cathy Mayton <> (by way of histonet)
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I received two responses for cleaning FeCl from glassware:

1)  Bleach and a scrub brush should work.

TIP:  Instead of acid washing glassware, we used bleach, alot of rinsing water
followed by a couple of DI water rinses when doing Silver Stains.  Found this
worked just as well.


2)Try acid alcohol (HCl in ethanol) or 1:1 HCl in water. Dump in sink with
lots of water.

Donna Montague, UAMS Orthopaedic Research, Little Rock, Ar

I have been using bleach and alconox with no sucess but will try the acid
alcohol method.

Much thanks to those who responded.  Have a nice week!


A GLP compliant laboratory

Cathy A. Mayton
Wasatch Histo Consultants, Inc.

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