RE: [Histonet] schiff's

From:"Swain, Frances L"

If you have a staining problem from the spill a weak solution of bleach
usually clears up any Schiff's that is dropped on the bench, floor, hands,

Frances L. Swain HT(ASCP) A. A. S.
Special Procedures Technician
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Center for Orthopaedic Research
Barton Research Building 2R28
4301 West Markham Street
Little Rock AR 72205
(501) 686-8739 PHONE
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-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Emily Sours
Sent: Friday, November 07, 2008 1:12 PM
Subject: Re: [Histonet] schiff's

Schiff's reagent is my nemesis.  It's clear until it gets on anything
outside of the bottle.
Including the floor, clothing, and our fume hood.
(Our post-doc had a little accident.  Actually a rather large one, involving
1 L of Schiff's.)


On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 1:42 PM, Charles, Roger  wrote:

> We are using Shiffs reagent.  When you put a drop of formalin in Shiffs
> reagent it turns purple.
> Roger Charles
> Microbiologist
> Pennsylvania Veterinary Laboratory
> 2305 N Cameron St
> Harrisburg, PA 17110
> 717-787-8808
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> Silly question:  Is there an easy way to tell if a solution in a container
> is/is not formalin without smelling it?????
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