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arrow14Adhesives and Mounting Media

msdsAcrytol Mounting Mediaarrow10Acrytol Mounting Media

Acrytol is a rapid-drying mounting medium which enables slides to be screened immediately. It has a low viscosity, allowing the medium to flow easily. It also prevents air bubbles from becoming trapped.

Acrytol contains an antioxidant to inhibit stain fading and prevent the formulation of annual rings. A thin coating of Acrytol is all that is needed to adhere a coverglass to a microscope slide.

13518 Acrytol Mounting Medium Pint 40.00 Add to Cart

msdstechnical data sheetSub-X Mounting Mediumarrow10Sub-X Mounting Medium

Sub-X Mounting Medium is a toluene based low viscosity quick-drying, permanent mountant formulated to be compatible with all xylene substitutes on the market. It may be used for all ocverslip preparations that are cleared in xylene and or toluene. It may be used for manual as well as automated coverslipping. Sub-X contains an antioxidant to inhibit fading of stains.

13519 Sub-x Mounting Medium Pint 40.00 Add to Cart

arrow12Fluoro-Gel (A Direct Substitute for BioMeda™ Gel-Mount)

Fluoro-Gel, Clear-Mount, In-Situ Mount, Limonene-MountFluoro-Gel is a water based mounting medium designed for the permanent mounting of fluorescent stained tissues, which may either be damaged or soluble in organic solvents, such as xylene or toluene. This unique formula prevents rapid photo-bleaching of FITC, Texas Red, AMCA, Cy2, Cy3, Cy5, Alexa Fluoro 488, Alexa Fluoro 594, Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP), Tetramethylyrhodamine, Redox, Phycoerythrin (RP-E), Phyocyanin (PC), and Allophycocyanin (APC). The fluorescence is retained during prolonged storage at 4°C in the dark.

Application: Immunofluorescence, confocal microscope.

msdstechnical data sheetFor our original formula:

0-5°C 17985-10 Fluoro-Gel, (with Tris Buffer) 20 ml 40.00 Add to Cart
0-5°C 17985-11 Fluoro-Gel, (with Tris Buffer)  100 ml  150.00 Add to Cart

msdsmsdstechnical data sheetFor a more stable pH:

0-5°C 17985-30  Fluoro-Gel, (with TES Buffer)  20 ml 40.00 Add to Cart
0-5°C 17985-31 Fluoro-Gel, (with TES Buffer)  100 ml  150.00 Add to Cart
0-5°C 17985-40 Fluoro-Gel, (with PIPE Buffer)  20 ml 40.00 Add to Cart
0-5°C 17985-41 Fluoro-Gel, (with PIPE Buffer) 100 ml  150.00 Add to Cart

msdstechnical data sheetarrow12Fluoro-Gel II Mounting Medium

Fluoro-Gel II is similar to Fluoro-Gel, but Fluoro-Gel II contains DAPI (4, 6-diamino-2-phenylindole), which is a counter stain for DNA. This product is to be used in in situ hybridization techniques or other methods where fluorescence of DNA staining is required. DAPI excites at 360 nm and emits at 460 nm, producing blue fluorescence. RNA is also stained with DAPI.

Application: Immunofluorescence, confocal microscopy.

0-5°C 17985-50 Fluoro-Gel II 20 ml 60.00 Add to Cart
0-5°C 17985-51 Fluoro-Gel II 100 ml 250.00 Add to Cart

technical data sheetarrow12Fluoro-Gel III Mounting Medium

Fluoro-Gel III Mounting Medium is similar to Fluoro-Gel, however, Fluoro-Gel III with the addition of PI (Propidium Iodide) which is a counterstain for DNA, makes this a unique mounting medium, which prevents rapid photobleaching of FITC, Texas Red, AMCA, Cy2, Cy3, Cy5, Alexa Fluoro 488, Alexa Fluoro 594, Green Fluorescent protein (GFP), Tetramethylyrhodamine, Redox, Phycoerythrin (RP-E), Phyocyanin (PC), and Allophycocyanin (APC). The fluorescence is retained during prolonged storage at 4°C in the dark. This medium does not contain Phynylenediamine, which destroys immunofluoresccence of Cy dyes, RP-E, PC, and APC. This product is to be used in in situ hybridization techniques or other method where fluorescence of DNA staining is required. PI excites at 535 nm, emits at 615 nm, producing a red fluorescence. RNA is also stained with PI.

msdsApplication: Immunofluorescence, confocal microscope

0-5°C 17985-60 Fluoro-Gel III   20 ml 60.00 Add to Cart
0-5°C 17985-61   Fluoro-Gel III 100 ml 250.00 Add to Cart

msdstechnical data sheetarrow12Fluoro Gel with DABCO™

Fluoro Gel with antifading agent 1, 4-Diazobicyclo-(2,2,2-octane (DABCO™) is an aqueous mounting medium for preserving fluorescence of tissue and cell smears. This unique formula prevents rapid photobleaching of FITC, Texas Red, AMCA, Alexa fluoro 488, Alexa fluoro 594, Cy dyes, tetramethyly rhodamine, and Redox. The fluorescence is retained during prolonged storage at 4°C in the dark.

Application: Immunofluorescence, confocal microscopy.

Reagent: Ready to use mounting medium with anti-fading agent

Storage: 2-8°C is recommended

2-8°C 17985-01 Fluoro Gel with DABCO 20 ml 50.00 Add to Cart
2-8°C 17985-02   Fluoro Gel with DABCO 100 ml  150.00 Add to Cart
2-8°C 17985-03  Fluoro Gel with DABCO 250 ml 300.00 Add to Cart
2-8°C 17985-04 Fluoro Gel with DABCO 1000 ml  800.00 Add to Cart

msdstechnical data sheetarrowFluoro-Gel with Anti-Fading Mounting Medium

Fluoro-Gel Mounting Medium with a strong anti-fading agent 1,4-phenylenediamine is an aqueous mounting medium for preserving fluorescence of tissue and cell smears. This unique formula preserves rapid photobleaching of FITC, Texas Red, AMCA, Cy2, Cy3, Cy5, Alexa Fluoro 388, Alexa Fluoro 594 tetramethyly rhodamine, and Redox. The fluorescence is retained during prolong storage at 4°C in the dark. This medium contains Phynylenediamine and is not suitable for immunofluorescence of Cy dyes, Phycoerythrin (R-PR) phycocyanin  (PC), and allophycocyanin (APC).

Application: Immuno-fluorescence, confocol microscopy.

Reagent: Prepared from TRIS buffer. Ready-to-use mounting medium with dark coffee color, this is normal, and does not interfere with immuno-fluorescence

Storage: 2 – 8°C is recommended. Protect from light. DO NOT FREEZE.

  Cat. # Description Qty Price  
2–8°C 17983-20 Fluoro-Gel with Anti-Fading Agent    20 ml 42.00 Add to Cart
2–8°C 17983-100 Fluoro-Gel with Anti-Fading Agent  100 ml 170.00 Add to Cart

technical data sheetarrow12Clear-Mount  (A Direct Substitute for BioMeda Crystal Mount)

Clear-Mount is a water based mounting medium designed for the permanent mounting of hydrated tissues, which may be damaged with organic solvents.  Such samples include cell smears, with peroxidase and alkaline phosphatase chromogens.

This mounting medium preserves Fast Red, Aminoethylycarbazole (AEC), NBT/BCIP, INT/BCIP chromogens and is also compatible with counter-stain such as Hematoxylin and Nuclear Fast Red. It is also suitable for chromogens like DAB and DAB with Nickel and Cobalt. It is not compatible with H & E staining.

Application: Mounting of Immunohisto slides.

msdsFor our original formula:

0-5°C 17985-12 Clear-Mount, (with Tris Buffer) 30 ml 52.00 Add to Cart
0-5°C 17985-15 Clear-Mount, (with Tris Buffer)  250 ml 280.00 Add to Cart

msdsFor a more stable pH:

0-5°C 17985-16 Clear-Mount, (with PIPE Buffer) 30 ml 52.00 Add to Cart
0-5°C 17985-17 Clear-Mount, (with PIPE Buffer)   100 ml 125.00 Add to Cart

*The names BioMeda™ Gel Mount and Crystal Mount are all owned by BioMeda Corporation

msdstechnical data sheetarrow12In-Situ Mount (A Direct Substitute for BioMeda™ Situ Mount)

In-Situ mounting medium is a unique mounting medium designed for permanent preservation of tissue sections and cell smear with alkaline phosphatase chromogens like NBT/BCIP and red stain.

Application: Mounting tissues and cell smears.

0-5°C 17988-30  In-Situ Mounting Medium 30 ml 54.00 Add to Cart

*The name BioMeda™ Situ Mount is owned by BioMeda Corporation

technical data sheet arrow12Limonene-Mount  (A Direct Substitutefor BioMeda™ Clarion Mount)

This mounting medium is made with limonene, a natural product from orange peels. It preserves  tissues and cell smears that can be dehydrated with organic solvents in immunohistochemistry, e.g. DAB and DAB with nickel or cobalt. Our Limonene-Mount also works well with alkaline phosphatase chromogens, and organic solvent resistant Supper Fast Red. It is also a good choice for mounting H & E stained slides.

Application: Mounting tissues and cell smears.

0-5°C 17987-01 Limonene-Mount   100 ml 178.00 Add to Cart
0-5°C 17987-06 Limonene-Mount   6x100 ml 960.00 Add to Cart
0-5°C 17987-25 Limonene-Mount   250 ml 210.00 Add to Cart

*The name BioMeda™ Clarion is owned by BioMeda Corporation.

msdstechnical data sheetarrow12EMS-Mount

EMS-Mount is a non-permanent, low viscosity an aqueous mounting medium designed for mounting of tissue sections and cell smears with peroxidase and alkaline phosphatase chromogens that cannot be dehydrated with organic solvents. This mounting medium preserves Fast red, Aminoethylycarbazole (AEC), BCIP/NBT, BCIP/INT chromogens and is also compatible with counterstain like Hematoxylin and Nuclear fast red (NFR). It is also suitable for chromogens like DAB and DAB with nickel and cobalt. (It is not compatible with H and E staining).

Application: Mounting of chromogens that cannot be dehydrated with organic solvents.

Reagent: Ready to use mounting medium

Storage: 2-8°C is recommended

2-8°C 17985-05 EMS-Mount 30 ml 50.00 Add to Cart
2-8°C 17985-06   EMS-Mount 100 ml 100.00 Add to Cart
2-8°C 17985-07  EMS-Mount 250 ml 200.00 Add to Cart
2-8°C 17985-08 EMS-Mount 1000 ml  400.00 Add to Cart

msdstechnical data sheetarrow12EMS Shield Mount

EMS Shield Mount  is an aqueous non-permanent, low viscosity mounting medium for immunofluorescence. This unique formula prevents rapid photobleaching of FITC, Texas Red, AMCA, Cy2, Cy3, Cy5, Alexa fluoro 488, Alexa fluoro 594, Green fluorescent protein (GFP), tetramethyly rhodamine and Redox. The fluorescence is retained during storage at 4°C in the dark. This medium does not contain phenylenediamine, which destroys immunofluorescence of Cy dyes.

Application: Immunofluorescence, confocal microscopy.

Reagent: Ready to use mounting medium for Immunofluorescence.

Storage: 2-8°C is recommended

2-8°C 17985-09 EMS Shield Mount  30 ml 50.00 Add to Cart
2-8°C 17985-100 EMS Shield Mount  100 ml  120.00 Add to Cart

msdstechnical data sheetarrow12EMS Shield Mount with Anti Fading

EMS Shield Mount with antifading agent 1, 4-Diazobicyclo-(2,2,2-octane (DABCO™) is an aqueous non-permanent, low viscosity mounting medium for immunofluorescence. This unique formula prevents rapid photobleaching of FITC, Texas Red, AMCA, Cy2, Cy3, Cy5, Alexa fluoro 488, Alexa fluoro 594, Green fluorescent protein (GFP), tetramethyly rhodamine and Redox. The fluorescence is retained during storage at 4°C in the dark. This medium does not contain phenylenediamine, which destroys immunofluorescence of Cy dyes.

Application: Immunofluorescence, confocal microscopy.

Reagent: Ready to use mounting medium for Immunofluorescence.

Storage: 2-8°C is recommended

2-8°C 17985-150 EMS Shield Mount with DABCO™ 30 ml 50.00 Add to Cart
2-8°C 17985-200 EMS Shield Mount with DABCO™ 100 ml  120.00 Add to Cart

arrow12Buffers

Universal Immunoassay Buffer™, 10X
Universal Antibody Dilution Buffer™
Antibody Dilution Buffer with Immunoglobulin- Free BSA

arrow12msdsBiomountBiomount™

Some mounting media oxidize rapidly upon exposure to air, forming carboxyl groups. This can be more pronounced when sections have been cleared in a solution containing aldehyde. It is sometimes observed that the immunogold/silver signal fades after a few weeks, or even in a shorter time, from sections that have been mounted with these media under cover slips. The silver is still present, but has formed translucent silver carboxylate salts. Visibility can be retrieved by removing the cover slip and washing in xylene and then immersing the slide in photographic developer, but this is a tedious procedure.

BIOMOUNT is a specially formulated mounting medium that reduces fading of immunogold/silver signals in sections on glass slides. It is suitable for resins as well as wax embedded sections of tissue.

RT 17894 BioMount 100 ml 46.00 Add to Cart

arrow12CITIFLUOR™ - Antifadent Mountant Solutions

CITIFLUOR™ - Antifadent Mountant SolutionsA mounting medium for
immunofluorescence, which overcomes the problems of fading.

This mounting media is designed to reduce the fading of the fluorescence of dyes used for labeling biological specimens.

In the technique of fluorescence microscopy, the fluorescence is stimulated by high intensity UV and/or visible light. Absorptionof the light populates an excited state of the dye (usually a singlet state) and this leads to fluorescence. However, the excited state of the dye may undergo chemical reaction, which leads to destruction as evidenced by the fading of the fluorescence and consequent loss of the image. Citifluor™ mounting media is designed to solve this problem.

Selection of the appropriate product:

There is no universal antifadent due to the fact that biological material is so varied in nature that the fluorescence fading of fluorochromic conjugates is a complex process.

The general anti-fadents are AF1, AF2, and AF3. The AF87 is a specialist immersion oil-based antifadent.

AF1 (Glycerol-phosphate buffered solution containing an additive for use with labeled tissue sections). Should be used if you normally examine specimens in glycol solution. If you normally use saline solution with your specimens.

AF2 (Glycerol solution containing additives for use with labeled tissue sections) is simply a glycerol solution of the antifadent.

AF3 (Phosphate-buffered saline solution containing additives for examination of whole cell) is appropriate.

AF87, the antifadent, is contained in non-fluorescent immersion oil. It is designed for those requiring work at high magnification. It is useful for preventing the fading of such dyes as DAPI, which have the tendency to disperse in glycerol based mountant solutions.

CFPVOH is an aqueous solution of poly(vinyl alcohol) for use as a solid CFPVOH is an aqueous solution of poly (vinyl alcohol) for use as a solid mountant. Apply a few drops of the solution to your sample, and allow drying to give a clear film.

AF100 is a solution of antifadents to be used with CFPVOH when fading of fluorescence in the poly(vinyl alcohol) is a problem. To prepare a CFPVOH solution containing AF100, add 0.1ml of Af100 to 0.9ml of CFPVOH. If more or less of the solid mountant solution is required, mix the reagent in the appropriate ratio. Once these solutions have been made up, they should be used within a period of days since the solution deteriorates on storage.

All of these products have a long shelf life, a minimum of 2 years. The solution can be stored at room temp-erature. With LD50’s >2000mg/kg (in rat), this product exhibits no toxicological problems.

RT 17970-25 CitiFluor™ AF1 msds 25 ml 76.00 Add to Cart
RT 17970-100 CitiFluor™ AF1 100 ml 197.00 Add to Cart
RT 17971-25 CitiFluor™ AF2 msds 25 ml 76.00 Add to Cart
RT 17971-100 CitiFluor™ AF2 100 ml 197.00 Add to Cart
RT 17972-25 CitiFluor™ AF3 msds 25 ml 86.00 Add to Cart
RT 17972-100 CitiFluor™ AF3 100 ml 195.00 Add to Cart
RT 17976-10 CitiFluor™ AF87 msds 10 ml 68.00 Add to Cart
RT 17976-25 CitiFluor™ AF87 25 ml 115.00 Add to Cart
RT 17978-35 Set of CitiFluor™ CFPVOH
and AF100*
msds 25 ml
+ 5 ml
98.00 Add to Cart

* Only available when ordering with CFPVOH

technical data sheet

arrow12Mounting Medium for all Laser Scanning and Conventional Microscopes

Mounting Medium for all Laser Scanning and Conventional MicroscopesA Revolutionary New Mounting Medium which helps to control the effects of Refraction.

THESE MOUNTANT SOLUTIONS:

  • Have a refractive index of 1.52 to match the refractive index of your slides and coverslips
  • Are simple to use – Just apply the solution to the specimen followed by a cover slip
  • The solution may be kept at room temperature – comes with dropper tip to aid in dispensing
  • All mountants are water miscible (aqueous glycerol based), and therefore the specimen does not need to be dehydrated prior to the addition of the mounting solution.
  • Has a pH compatible with the specimens: CFM-1 has a pH of ~6.5, and CFM-2 has a pH of ~8.5
  • Contains an antifadent to help reduce the bleaching of the fluorochromes (CFM-1 Plus Antifadent)
  • May be used as a immersion oils in addition to being a mountant solution and since they are water-based, they facilitate cleaning the microscope optics.
a CFM-1 and CFM-1 Plus Antifadent

This glycerol-phosphate buffered saline based mountant solution has been specially formulated so as to have a refractive index of ~1.52 @ room temperature. The addition of antifadent is to retard the bleaching of fluorochromes. Its refractive index is similar to glass; therefore effects of refraction on image quality are minimized. The CFM-1 plus antifadent
will be particularly useful for high magnification work, where immersion oils are use to minimize distortion of the image due to the refraction of the viewing light and where bleaching of the flurochrome occurs.

The solutions should also be very valuable for laser scanning microscopy where, three-dimensional imaging of specimens is carried out e.g. with confocal fluorescence microscopy where integrity of the image has to be maintained.

Both solutions are medium viscosity, and water-clear.

CFM-1 Plus Antifadent have a pH of ~10

CFM-1 has a pH of ~6.5

aCFM-2 Mountant

This glycerol-tris-buffered based mountant solution has been specially formulated to have a refractive index of ~1.52 (at room temperature) i.e. a refractive index similar to glass so that the effects of refraction on image quality are minimized. This mountant solution may also be used as an immersion oil. The CFM solutions will be particularly useful for high magnification work where immersion oils are used to minimize distortion of the image due to refraction of the viewing light. The solutions should also be particularly valuable for lasing scanning microscopy where three-dimensional imaging of specimens is carried out e.g. with confocal microscopy.

The solution has a medium viscosity, and it is water-clear, and has a pH of ~8.5

RT 17980-10 CFM-1 Mountant Solution msds 10 ml 43.00 Add to Cart
RT 17980-25 CFM-1 Mountant Solution 25 ml 94.00 Add to Cart
RT 17981-10 CFM-1 Plus Mountant Solution   10 ml 52.00 Add to Cart
RT 17981-25 CFM-1 Plus Mountant Solution 25 ml 120.00 Add to Cart
RT 17982-10 CFM-2 Mountant Solution msds 10 ml 44.00 Add to Cart
RT 17982-25 CFM-2 Mountant Solution 25 ml 120.00 Add to Cart

arrow10CitraMount® Mountant

This butyl acetate and acrylic resin mixture is the first mounting medium developed for coverslipping directly from d-limonene based clearants. Superior results are also with xylene. CitraMount® medium is recommended for manual coversliping only as it may cause damage to the valves of automated coverslippers.

  • Clear seal with drying time is less than 24 hours
  • Refractive index is 1.42 - Viscosity is 90 cPs
18005-01 CitraMount Mountant 100 ml 52.00 Add to Cart
18005-05 CitraMount Mountant 500 ml 146.00 Add to Cart

Clearium® Mounting Mediaarrow10Clearium® Mounting Media

Clear and coverslip your slide preparations in one easy step.

This unique product eliminates the need for hazardous xylene or xylene substitutes as a clearing agent in histology and cytology laboratories. With Clearium®, simply do away with the final step of clearing and coverslip directly from absolute isopropyl alcohol.

13520-11 Clearium®, Pint each 34.00 Add to Cart
13520-12 Clearium®, Pint 4/cs 135.00 Add to Cart
13520-13 Clearium®, 4 oz. Dripper Bottle 12/cs 205.00 Add to Cart

msdsmsdsarrow10CMCP Macroinvertebrate

Mounting Medium

CMCP is a colorless, non resinous, water miscible mounting medium for permanent transparent mounts. This medium used like Canada Balsam, it can be used to mount almost any material, provided it is not stained, calciferous material, or thin tissue sections. This mounting media has the advantage of allowing live or preserved specimens to be mounted directly from water or alcohol.

Free living nematodes and live parasitic worms are among the organism suitable for mounting with CMCP. The CMCP mounting provide then with rapid relaxation, death, and clearing action.

18003-01 CMCP-9 Low viscosity Mountant 100 ml 66.00 Add to Cart
18003-05 CMCP-9 Low viscosity Mountant 500 ml 308.00 Add to Cart
18004-02 CMCP-10 High Viscosity Mountant 250 ml 184.00 Add to Cart
18404-05 CMCP-10 High Viscosity Mountant 500 ml 352.00 Add to Cart

msdsmsdsCytoseal Mounting Mediumarrow12Cytoseal MountingMedium

Premium quality; formulated from the highest quality advanced acrylic resin. It will not become brittle and crack, nor will it discolor or yellow with age. CytoSeal dries rapidly, allowing examination soon after application. It can be used with oil immersion objectives and in fluorescent procedures. Slides will not stick together and the medium will not "cold flow" to the edge of the slide during long term storage. CytoSeal can be dissolved in toluene or xylene. An antioxidant has been added to the formulation to prevent fading of slides.

CytoSeal comes in a Controlled Drop Dispenser, with varying viscosities.

* CytoSeal 60, which has a viscosity of 60cps, is intended primarily for use with cover glass.

* CytoSeal 280, which has a viscosity of 280cps is intended for use where minimal spread of medium is required.

RT 18006 CytoSeal 60 4oz 28.00 Add to Cart
RT 18007 CytoSeal 60 16oz 62.00 Add to Cart
RT 18008 CytoSeal 280 4oz 24.00 Add to Cart

msdstechnical data sheetarrow12DPX Mountant for Microscopy

A mixture of Distyrene, a plasticizer, and xylene. A colorless synthetic resin mounting media which replaces Xylene-Balsam. It preserves the stain and dries quickly.

RT 13510   100 ml 54.00 Add to Cart
RT 13512   500 ml 102.00 Add to Cart

msdsarrow12DEPEX Mounting Media

A colorless, neutral, xylene miscible mountant which is suitable for preparations where Canada Balsam is usually used.

RT 13514   100 ml 61.00 Add to Cart
RT 13515   500 ml 125.00 Add to Cart

Technical Tip

DEPEX: An improved Mounting Media

msdstechnical data sheetarrow12Entellan® New! Improved Formula

Product Details

RT 14800   100 ml 50.00 Add to Cart
RT 14802   500 ml 195.00 Add to Cart

msdstechnical data sheetarrow12Eukitt™ Mounting Medium

Product Details

RT 15320 Eukitt™ 100 ml 66.00 Add to Cart
RT 15322 Eukitt™ 500 ml 179.00 Add to Cart

msdstechnical data sheetFluoromount-G™ Slidearrow12Fluoromount-G™Slide MountingMedium

A special mounting media for immunofluorescent staining procedures. It is a water soluble, non-fluorescing medium which is well suited for use when the staining procedure has an aqueous final step. It contains 10% polyvinyl alcohol in phosphate buffered glycerol with 0.1% sodium azide as a preservative. One bottle is sufficient to mount up to 500 slides.

0-5°C 17984-25 Fluoromount-G™ 25 ml 59.00 Add to Cart

msdstechnical data sheetarrow12Dapi-Fluoromount-G™

Dapi-Fluoromount-G™ is a water-soluble, instant blue nuclear probe fluorescing (455nm) compound for mounting fixed slides using a staining procedure having an aqueous final step. Mounting slides with Dapi-Fluoromount-G™ stains the cell nucleus and may reduce fluorochrome quenching during analysis of slides by fluorescence microscopy. this mounting medium also provides a semi permanent seal for long term storage of slide preparations.

0-5°C 17984-24 DAPI Fluoromount-G™ 20 ml 52.00 Add to Cart

msdsGlycerin Jellyarrow12Glycerin Jelly

For the mounting of hydrated sections.

RT 17998-10 Glycerin Jelly 100 ml 48.00 Add to Cart
RT 17998-50 Glycerin Jelly 500 ml 132.00 Add to Cart

msdsarrow12Histomount

A mixture of xylene - mixed isomers and non hazardous ingredients to offer a very good synthetic mountant. Once dried the refractive index is 1.58.

RT 17995-01 Histomount 100 ml 34.00 Add to Cart
RT 17995-05 Histomount 450 ml 59.00 Add to Cart

msdsHydromount nonfluorescing aqueous medium specimen mountarrow10Hydromount™

Hydromount™ is the traditional choice whenever a nonfluorescing aqueous medium is needed. Hydromount™ is water-based and is suitable for mounting specimens that have been processed in water. Hydromount™ is effective for frozen sections, amyloid, and immunofluorescent staining procedures. Should it become necessary, Hydromount™ may be removed by soaking the slides in warm saline.

17966 Hydromount™ 100 ml  56.00 Add to Cart

technical data sheetMeltmounts™ Cargille arrow10Meltmounts™ Cargille

Cargille Meltmount™(optical quality) is a series of mounting media which are specifically formulated for use in microscope slide mounting and in other optical coupling applications.

Meltmount™ Features:

  • Instant thermal mountants that require "no-oven-time".
  • 100% Usable; contains no solvents.
  • Reversible, thermally, for particle retrieval or re-orientation
  • Soluble in toluene for special techniques or clean-up.
  • Fluid at 65°C, a temperature chosen because it makes a permanent mount and protects the majority of specimens from thermal changes.
  • PCB-Free.
  • It is a direct replacement for old mounting mediums (Canada Balsam, Aroclor 5442, Naphrax...)

tdsQuick-Stick™ Form

Melt Mount is also available in a Quick-Stick™ form which can be used to make permanent microscope slide mounts quickly. These Melt Mount sticks can be applied to a slide on a hotplate. As soon as the specimen and coverglass are positioned and the slide is cooled you have a permanent prepared slide that can be reversed by reheating, if you should wish to retrieve a particular particle. Each Quick-Stick™ weighs approximately 2/3 oz. (18g).

msdsarrow101. Meltmount™ 1.539

Has a refractive index (nD @25°C) of 1.539 and an Abbe V dispersion of 45. Its optically similar to Canada Balsam and therefore ideal for mounting many biological specimens but without the long drying time of Canada Balsam.

RT 17994-10 Meltmount 1.539 1 oz 64.00 Add to Cart
RT 17994-11 Quick-Stick™ Meltmount 1.539 each 60.00 Add to Cart
arrow102. Meltmount™ for Chrysotile Asbestos

It has dispersion characteristics making it appropriate for mounting chrysotile asbestos.

RT 17994-20 Meltmount for Chrysotile 1 oz. 110.00 Add to Cart
msdsarrow103. Meltmount™ 1.582

It has a refractive index (nD @25°C) of 1.582 and an Abbe V dispersion of 33. Its optical clarity makes it the preferred choice for minimum visible absorption.

RT 17994-30 Meltmount 1.582 1 oz 64.00 Add to Cart
RT 17994-31 Meltmount 1.582 Quick-Stick™ each 60.00 Add to Cart
arrow104. Meltmount™ 1.605

It has a refractive index (nD @25°C) of 1.605 and an Abbe V dispersion of 30, making it appropriate for mounting Asbestiform Tremolite, Anthophyllite, and Actinolite.

RT 17994-40 Meltmount 1.605 1 oz 64.00 Add to Cart
RT 17994-41 Meltmount 1.605 Quick-Stick™ each 60.00 Add to Cart
arrow105. Meltmount™ 1.662

It has a refractive index (nD @25°C) of 1.662 and an Abbe V dispersion of 26, optically similar to Aroclor 5442 but is PCB-free.

RT 17994-50 Meltmount 1.662 1 oz 64.00 Add to Cart
RT 17994-51 Meltmount 1.662 Quick-Stick™ each 60.00 Add to Cart
msdsarrow106. Meltmount™ 1.680

It has a refractive index (nD @25°C) of 1.680 and an Abbe V dispersion of 25, making it appropriate for mounting Amosite and Crocidolite asbestos.

RT 17994-60 Meltmount 1.680 1 oz 64.00 Add to Cart
RT 17994-61 Meltmount 1.680 Quick-Stick™ each 60.00 Add to Cart
arrow107. Meltmount™ 1.704

It has a refractive index (nD @25°C) of 1.704 and an Abbe V dispersion of 24, similar to Naphrax.

RT 17994-70 Meltmount 1.704 1 oz 64.00 Add to Cart
RT 17994-71 Meltmount 1.704 Quick-Stick™ each 60.00 Add to Cart

Mikrostik Adhesivearrow12Mikrostik™ Adhesive, Non-Conductive

Fast drying, ultrathin clear adhesive suitable for mounting small particles which can be submerged in other adhesives. It can be diluted with methyl ethyl ketone. Quick-drying. Comes in a bottle with an applicator brush. 14 ml.

12646-01 Mikrostik™ Adhesive, Non-Conductive 14 ml 7.25 Add to Cart

arrow12Loctite Adhesive

arrow12409™ Super Bonder®

For a general-purpose gel adhesive, clear, gap fills 0.010”; surface insensitive Ethyl, tensile shear strength 3,200 psi, and temperature range –65°F to 180°F. Cure speed: fixture - 75 seconds, full - 24 hours.

arrow12454™ Prism®

For use with porous surfaces, clear, gap fills 0.010”, surface insensitive Ethyl, gel type, tensile shear strength 3200 psi, temperature range–65°F to 180°F. Cure speed: fixture – 15 seconds, full - 24 hours.

arrow12861™ Prism®

For use with flexible surfaces, clear, gap fill 0.008”, surface flexible Alkyl, viscosity 4,000 cP, tensile shear strength 2465 psi, temperature range–65°F to 212°F. Cure speed: fixture – 25 seconds, full – 24 hours.

arrow12349™ Impruv®

For bond glass/metal, appearance: clear/straw, cure type: UV, viscosity: 9,500cP, shore hardness: D70, temperature range: –65°F to 266°F.

msds arrow124011™ Prism®

4011 is designed for the assembly of difficult-to-bond materials, such as wood, paper, leather and fabric. Suitable for use in the assembly of disposable medical devices. The product provides rapid bonding of a wide range of materials, including metals, plastic and lastomers. Cure speed: 2 to 20 seconds depending on the material.

Chemical type: Ethyl cyanoacrylate, transparent, colorless to straw colored fluid. One part required no mixing. Low-viscosity (100 cP). Cure by humidity, and temperature range –65°F to 180°F.

RT 72570-09 Loctite Super Bonder 409 Tube 3 g 7.00 Add to Cart
RT 72571-54 Loctite Prism 454 Adhesive Tube 3 g 9.00 Add to Cart
RT 72572-61 Loctite Prism 4861 Adhesive 20 g 38.00 Add to Cart
RT 72582-01 Loctite 349 Impruv Adhesive 50 ml 47.00
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RT 72573-11 Loctite Prism 4011 Adhesive 20 g 42.00 Add to Cart

Loctite™ 460 Adhesivearrow12Loctite™ 404 Quick Set Tissue Adhesive

This adhesive is perfect for those applications where a quick-curing adhesive is needed. Comes in an applicator-tipped bottle, 0.33 oz. (10 ml).

12687-01 Loctite™ 404 Quick Set Tissue Adhesive 10 ml 30.00 Add to Cart

Loctite™ 460 Adhesivearrow12Loctite™ 460 Adhesive

Our Loctite™ 460 is a quick curing low viscosity glue that be used for mounting samples to any substrate (glass, metal and/or plastic). It is soluble in acetone. Comes in an applicator-tipped plastic bottle – 20g.

12646-08 Loctite™ 460 Adhesive each 35.00 Add to Cart

Loctite™ Fixmaster® Poxy Pak™, Fast Cure Epoxyarrow12Loctite™ Fixmaster® Poxy Pak™, Fast Cure Epoxy

This fast cure, general purpose epoxy bonds virtually any material. It will also fill or seal cracks and rebuild worn surfaces. Comes in a 1 oz. syringe with a built-in plunger for easy dispensing without equipment. Working time is approximately 4 minutes. Includes nozzle and mixing stick.

This unique adhesive may be made electrically conductive with the addition of any conductive powder (Silver, Carbon, etc.)

12646-09 Loctite® Fixmaster® Poxy Pak™, Fast Cure Epoxy each 12.00 Add to Cart

msdsmsdsarrow12Mount QuickMount Quick, Solvent/Water Base

Mounting media for cover glass.  It comes in a convenient dispensing tube or bottle.   Solvent based which is soluble in xylene and has a 10 minute dry time.  Its viscosity is 33 cps at 25°.

RT 18000 Mount Quick, Solvent Base 30 cc 20.00 Add to Cart
RT 18002 Mount Quick, Water Base 30 cc 28.00 Add to Cart

MM 24® Mounting Mediaarrow12MM 24® Mounting Media

Specially formulated for automatic glass coverslippers.

MM 24® is a low viscosity mounting medium that is compatible with both aliphatic (eg Sub-X) and aromatic (eg xylene) clearing agents. It is specially formulated to achieve optimum results with automatic glass coverslippers, yet is also effective for manual slide preparation. Set up time before permanent filing is normally 24 hours with aromatic agents and 48 to 72 hours with aliphatics.

Ordering Information

13520-21 MM 24®, Pint each 34.00 Add to Cart
13520-22 MM 24®, Pint 4/cs 135.00 Add to Cart
13520-23 MM 24®, 4 oz. Dripper Bottle 12/cs 120.00 Add to Cart

msdsOmnimountarrow10Omnimount™

  • Optical clarity combined with exceptional durability
  • Compatible with HistoClear II
  • Higher flash point and lower toxicity than xylene based mountants

Specially developed to provide compatibility with National Diagnostic clearing agents, HistoClear II. Omnimount™ combined outstanding optical characteristics with low fluororescence and exceptional durability. In addition to being the ideal partner for HistoClear II, Omnimount is a truly universal mounting medium compatible with all common clearing agents: xylene, toluene, limonene, and petroleum derived products.

The Omnimount solvent has a higher flash point and a lower toxicity than xylene based mountants, so Omnimount™ provides both a safer work environment and reduce shipping costs.

RT 17997-01 Omnimount™ 100 ml 29.00 Add to Cart

msdsPermountarrow12Permount™* Mounting Medium

A toluene-based synthetic resin mounting medium. The right choice for both rapid mounting and long term storage of slides. Its low viscosity allows for a thinner mounting layer offering better optical quality and bubble-free preparations.

It has a refractive index near that of a fixed protein which helps to keep images free of distortion. Ideal for mounting coverslips to slides with thick or thin specimens Permount preserves most biological stains with little or no fading when the slides are stored in darkness. It contains an anti-oxidant to prevent the formation of annular rings and its high softening point (155°C/311°F) makes it suitable for microprojection.

RT 17986-01 Permount™ Mounting Medium 100 ml 26.75 Add to Cart
RT 17986-05 Permount™ Mounting Medium 500 ml 49.00 Add to Cart

*Ownership of Fisher Scientific

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Krazy Glue™ PenarrowKrazy Glue™ Pen

The one we all know and have used. Ready to use. Requires no mixing or preparation. This pen contains cyanoacrylate. Clear in color and bonds immediately. Comes in a 3g tube.

12646-05 Krazy Glue™ Pen each 2.50 Add to Cart

SHUR Mountarrow12Liquid Coverglass; SHUR/Mount™

Shur/Mount is a liquid coverglass and mounting medium. Its low viscosity minimizes bubble formation under the coverglass. An antioxidant present in the medium prevents fading of the stain even over years of storage. A UV absorbent present in our Shur/Mount prevents the yellowing of the resin.

Available in three types:

  • A toluene-based acrylic resin; rapid drying. It is used for mounting and preservation of microscope slide specimens, and is ideal for manual coverslipping.
  • A xylene-based formula which is used for automatic coverslipping instruments.
  • A unique water based mounting media for use in all Immuno procedures.
RT 17990-01 Shur/Mount™ - Toluene Based msds 4 oz 37.00 Add to Cart
RT 17990-12 Shur/Mount™ - Toluene Based 12x4 oz/cs 435.00 Add to Cart
RT 17991-01 Shur/Mount™ - Xylene Based   16 oz 68.00 Add to Cart
RT 17991-06 Shur/Mount™ - Xylene Based 4x16 oz/cs 267.00 Add to Cart
RT 17992-01 Shur/Mount™ - Water Based msds 20 ml 90.00 Add to Cart
RT 17992-04 Shur/Mount™ - Water Based 4x20 ml 347.00 Add to Cart

msdstechnical data sheetTissue-Tack Adhesivearrow12Tissue-Tack Adhesive

* Good for JB-4 and JB-4 Plus Sections.
* Improves permanent adhesion of sections to the glass slide during prolonged staining procedures and washes.
* Useful for immunofluorescent, immunoperoxidase and routine staining procedures.

RT 71301-01 Tissue-Tack Adhesive 100 ml 61.00 Add to Cart
RT 71301-05 Tissue-Tack Adhesive 500 ml 179.00 Add to Cart

msdsarrow12UV Mount Medium

* A mounting medium that is designed to match the refractive index of JB-4 embedded sections.
* Cures within 2 minutes when exposed to long wave UV light(365nm) when applied to moist sections.
* Sections are mounted after last staining water rinse.
* Slides must be coverslipped.

0-5°C 17996 UV Mount Medium 100 ml 118.00 Add to Cart

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