Re: [Histonet] Toluene vs. Xylene

From:Rene J Buesa

Not really and both are as dangerous and both should be avoided. As a matter of fact xylene began to be used in the mid 1950s to substitute chemicals like toluene, until it was found that both were equally dangerous. Toluene is present in many mounting media.
René J.

--- On Thu, 10/9/08, James Dooley  wrote:

From: James Dooley 
Subject: [Histonet] Toluene vs. Xylene
Date: Thursday, October 9, 2008, 10:16 AM

Is there a significant difference between using xylene and toluene when
deparaffinizing embedding tissue?

Thank you, 

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