Re: hematoxylin pH

From:"J. A. Kiernan" wrote:
> Got a question from a pathologist (academic).  He asked about the pH of
> hematoxylin.  

Assuming that you mean an aluminium-haematoxylin
solution used for staining nuclei (= a haemalum),
the answer is that it depends on the mixture
but can range from 1 to 2.5. The commonly used
solutions have pH 1.5 to a little below pH 2.

John A. Kiernan
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
The University of Western Ontario
London,   Canada   N6A 5C1

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