I have used Citrisolve for serveral years. I don't think anything
compares to Xylene, but I do think this comes very close. I change it
about once a week. It pretty much deparaffinizes in the same amount of
time. Disposal is dependent on the regulations in your area. When I
started using it our Environmental Health and Safety said pour it down
the drain, but as time goes by and with more regulations now I have to
collect it and have it removed with hazardous waste.
Staff Research Associate II
University of CA, San Diego
Department of Orthopedics
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La Jolla, CA 92093-0630
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Patten, Nicole (NIH/NIAAA) [F] wrote:
> Does anyone have any experience using Citrisolve as a Xylene alternative
> to deparaffinize tissue sections? Do I use it just like Xylene for the
> same amount of time? Can it be reused or should I use new Citrisolve
> each time? How do I dispose of it?
> Any help at all would be much appreciated. Thanks!
> Nicole J. Patten
> Post-Baccalaureate Fellow/IRTA
> National Institutes of Health
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