Re: [Histonet] 100% ethanol shortage
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 Royer, MT(ASCP)
Midwest Science Biocenter
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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