Clearing & Dehydration Reagents

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  1. Methyl salicylate

    Methyl salicylate

    Starting at: $97.00

    Safe tissue clearing agent. Xylene substitute.

    (Methyl 2-hydroxybenzoate; Wintergreen oil)

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  2. Poly/Clear Solvent

    Poly/Clear Solvent

    Starting at: $122.00

    A pleasant citrus odor replaces the strong xylene odor when you switch to Poly/Clear Solvent in your laboratory as your paraffin clearing agent. This low-toxicity material is for use in histology and cytology procedures whenever xylene is used. The high flash point and biodegradability of this product makes it an attractive alternative. Poly/Clear is miscible with solvent based mounting media and solubilizes both Polyfin® and Peel-A-Way®

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  3. Acetone, Glass Distilled, >99.5%

    Acetone, Glass Distilled, >99.5%

    Starting at: $114.00

    Acetone can be used for hardening and dehydrating tissues. It can also be used for the extraction of various principles from animal and plant substances.

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  4. ParaClear Odorless Xylene Substitute | Polysciences, Inc.

    ParaClear Odorless Xylene Substitute

    Starting at: $64.00

    Naphtha-petroleum derivative that replaces xylene for clearing. It is odorless and presents a low hazard for routine histological processing and staining.

    ParaClear will remove alcohol during the final steps of routine tissue processing and is miscible with paraffin for infiltration. It has a higher flash point than xylene, reducing the flammability danger to the laboratory.

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  5. Clear-Advantage Xylene Substitute | Polysciences, Inc.

    Clear-Advantage Xylene Substitute

    Starting at: $77.00

    Clear-Advantage is a specific fraction of petrochemical derivatives that creates a safer xylene substitute for processing, staining and coverslipping. There are several types of xylene substitutes in the market today including both standard hydrocarbon and citrus limonene types that contain overpowering odors. Clear-Advantage is virtually odorless and offers improved clearing performance compared to these types.

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  6. Acetone, EM Grade, 99.5% minimum

    Acetone, EM Grade, 99.5% minimum

    Starting at: $32.00

    Used for various research needs. It is ideal for use as a fixative for frozen tissue sections for histology. EM grade quality.

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  7. Hexamethyldisilazane (HMDS)

    Hexamethyldisilazane (HMDS)

    Starting at: $80.00

    Used in place of critical point drying for preparation of soft tissues for SEM observation. Procedure takes 5 minutes as compared to 90 minutes for critical point drying.

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