[Histonet] Help ID'ing Really Old Histology Stains

From:"Margaret Rakas"


I am the Chemical Hygiene Officer and have been trying to obtain MSDS's
for a number of old---and I mean 30 years or more--histological stains
in order to properly characterize them for disposal.  I've been to
stainsfile, hazard.com, google, you name it.  I don't know if the names
have seriously changed, if these haven't been in use for the past 10
years (or more), etc.  Any information you can provide would be most
appreciated!  The labels for these materials do not carry CAS #'s...

The stains in question are:
Aniline Red
Acridine Red
Chicago Blue RW
Bordeaux Red
Renol Black R Extra (another name on its label is "Chlorazol Black R"
Methylene Blue Eosin

Many thanks!

Margaret A. Rakas, Ph.D.
Manager, Inventory & Regulatory Affairs
Clark Science Center
Smith College
Northampton, MA. 01063
p:  413-585-3877
f:   413-585-3786

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