Re: [Histonet] 100% ethanol shortage
Lynne A. Bell,
In days of severe shortage of 100% ethanol we used mathanol or denatured
alcohol ( 99BP Spirit) in processing and staining.
SKMCH & RC
----- Original Message -----
From: Bell, Lynne
Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2004 11:59 PM
Subject: [Histonet] 100% ethanol shortage
> Good afternoon all,
> I have been notified by Pharmco Products that there is a severe shortage
> of 100% ethanol. The reason has something to do with ethanol being
> blended into gas as a fuel additive (and probably some other political
> reasons, as well). My question to my esteemed colleagues is this: do
> any of you use and combination of ethanol and methanol for 100% and 95%
> alcohol? One of the sales reps told my supervisor of this concoction.
> Due to the fact that that the methanol is undrinkable, this "concoction"
> is not regulated.
> Do any of you have any information regarding this ethanol shortage or
> regarding the use of methanol/ethanol in staining and tissue processing.
> Thanks for your help.
> Lynne A. Bell, HT (ASCP)
> Central Vermont Hospital
> P. O. Box 547
> Barre, VT 05641
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