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Preparation of Glycol Methacrylate

Methods for preparing standardized glycol methacrylate (GMA) based embedding media for use in light microscopy in a rational, precise and reproducible manner are described. The application of these procedures resulted in a versatile, low toxicity GMA embedding medium. Please refer to:


P. O. Gerrits, B. Eppinger, H. V. Goor, and R. W. Horobin. (1991). A Versatile, Low Toxicity Glycol Methacrylate Embedding Medium for Use in Biological Research, and for Recovered Biomaterials Prostheses. Cell & Materials. 1: 189-198.