RE: [Histonet] aqueous mounting medium nad refractive index

From:"Morken, Tim - Labvision"

Barry, It's not the same. "Faramount" is a DAKO product named after a person
named Faranak, who worked at DAKO and developed it. I believe it is now
called DAKOmount since Faranak left the company.

Tim Morken
Lab Vision / NeoMarkers

-----Original Message-----
From: Barry R Rittman [] 
Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 10:03 AM
Subject: RE: [Histonet] aqueous mounting medium nad refractive index

If "faramount" is the same as Farrant's mountant it is around 1.425.
PVA mountants can have a RI starting at approximately 1.3 and Gray's
formula has a RI of 1.382
Glycerol has RI of  1.313 to 1.47 depending on its concentration (78 ml.
glycerin + 22 ml. of water RI = 1.44,  1:1 glycerin:water has a RI of
There are a large number of formulae .
What specifically were you interested in placing in an aqueous mountant?

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of David
Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 11:21 AM
Subject: [Histonet] aqueous mounting medium nad refractive index

Does anyone know the refractive index of Faramount (Dako) and
PVA-glycerol, both aqueous mounting mediums.

Can anyone suggest an aqueous mounting medium that has a better
refractive index than the ones mentioned above (if available)

David Laidley
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Division of Basic Medical Sciences
St. John's, Newfoundland

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