RE: [Histonet] aqueous mounting medium nad refractive index

From:"Barry R Rittman"

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

Post your free ad now! Yahoo! Canada Personals

Histonet mailing list

<< Previous Message | Next Message >>