RE: xylene question

From:"Monson, Frederick C."

Hi Harry,

Your guess is correct.  The mixture is of m.o.p.(meta, ortho, and para
forms)[I chose the order in honor of an old bee-bop song.].  Three part
chemical harmony is usually less expensive, however.  0-xylene, ACS, can
cost over $100.00 while the mixed "Histological" xylenes are around $60.00
[Fisher Catalog].


Fred Monson

Frederick C. Monson, PhD   
Center for Advanced Scientific Imaging
Schmucker II Science Center
c/o Geology/Astronomy
West Chester University
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> ----------
> From: 	Harry Sweigard
> Sent: 	Friday, September 6, 2002 12:00 PM
> To:
> Subject: 	xylene question
> I have a question regarding the various forms of xylene.  Whereas we
> normally use a mixture of forms, by accident we have recieved an order in
> the meta configuration.  If this is used in the processor will our tissue
> come out any differently than with the mixed forms?  I'm guessing not but
> I'd sooner get some input before trying it with valuable tissues. 
> Thank you all, 
> -Harry Sweigard 

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