Re: [Histonet] 100% ethanol shortage

From:Ford Royer

HORRORS!! ...say it isn't so!  An ethanol shortage so close to the 
Holidays!!  That egg nog is going to be pretty bland!

In a pinch, stop by your local liquor store and pick-up a few bottles of 
"Everclear"  (95% ETOH).  That's what we use to do to get us through, 
and there never seemed to be a shortage...

~ Ford

Ford Royer, MT(ASCP)
Midwest Science Biocenter
Minneapolis, MN

Bell, Lynne wrote:

>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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