Clearing & Dehydration Reagents
  1. Acetone, EM grade & Histology grade 99.5% minimum | Polysciences, Inc.

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

  2. Cedarwood oil
    Cedarwood oil
    Catalog Number 04851

    Used as immersion oil for light microscopy and for clearing microscope sections.

  3. Propylene Oxide
    Propylene Oxide
    Catalog Number 00236

    Solvent used in the last stage of dehydration of tissue for epoxy embedding.

  4. Hexamethyldisilazane (HMDS)
    Hexamethyldisilazane (HMDS)
    Catalog Number 00692

    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.

  5. Xylene, histology grade
    Xylene, histology grade
    Catalog Number 08389

    Routine clearing agent. Also used with Canada balsam in oil-immersion microscopy.

  6. Alcohol Reagent, 100% - Histology Grade

    Our histology grade Alcohol Reagent is composed of 90 parts ethyl alcohol, 5 parts methyl alcohol and 5 parts isopropyl alcohol, v/v blend. Preferred mixture for dehydrating tissue samples prior to embedding.

    Suitable for most histological procedures.

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

    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.

  8. ParaClear Odorless Xylene Substitute | Polysciences, Inc.

    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.

  9. Acetone, Glass Distilled, >99.5%

    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.

  10. Poly/Clear Solvent structure
    Poly/Clear Solvent
    Catalog Number 17326

    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®

  11. Methyl salicylate
    Methyl salicylate
    Catalog Number 05943

    Safe tissue clearing agent. Xylene substitute.

    (Methyl 2-hydroxybenzoate; Wintergreen oil)