[Histonet] Benzoyl peroxide

From:"matt prideaux \(RI\)"


I'm trying to embed some mouse tibiae in methyl methacrylate, but I'm
having no luck in getting the resin to polymerise. After doing some
reading I've discovered that it's probably because I didn't dry the
benzoyl peroxide first (the stuff we use contains 30% water). Does
anyone know of a safe way to dry the benzoyl peroxide? (I've heard lots
of horror stories about ovens and explosions!) we don't have a
dessicator here but there is a vacuum oven and a freeze drier, would
these be ok to use?



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