Diethylene Glycol Distearate (DEGDS/DGD)

DGD is a removable embedding medium (for thin and thick sections) that provides embedment free sections. Good for immunolabeling and high resolution light microscopy.


  • Thin or thick embedment free sections can be obtained.
  • Sections are easy to cut and ribbons are easily obtainable.
  • Enhances the integrity of the specimen as it floats on the water.
  • Sections produce interference colors according to its thickness.

Ethanol and n-butyl alcohol are used as dehydrating agents.

  1. Capco, Krockmalnic, & Penman (1984). A New Method of Preparing Embedment Free Sections For TEM: Applications to the Cytoskeletal Framework and Other 3D Networks. JCB Vol. 98, pp. 1878.
  2. Valdimarsson & Huebner (1989). DEGDS as an Embedding Medium for Immunofluorescence Microscopy. Biochem. Cell Biol. 67:242.
  3. Nickerson, Krockmalnic, He, & Penman (1990). Immunolocalization in Three Dimensions: Immunogold Staining of Cytoskeletal and Nuclear Matrix Proteins in Resinless Electron Microscopy Sections. PNAS Vol. 87, pp. 2259.

Consists of:
  450 ml DGD
  450 ml Ethanol
  450 ml n-Butyl alcohol

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Storage:RT Cat #: 14010 Description: Dgd Embedding Kit Pack: Kit Price: $202.00 Add to Quote: