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Histology Overview

Coverslip Mounting Media

Non-Aqueous - Aqueous

 

Permanent Mounting Media (Non Aqueous)

Histomount

Histomount™

Museum quality mounting media, permanent clarity, stringently controlled optical specifications

Histomount is the classic choice in synthetic mounting media. Histomount provides a permanent seal to store or ship slides with confidence.

Histomount is a pH neutral, UV stabilized preparation which retains its clarity and brilliance for years. Refractive index is matched to glass cover slips and slides, reducing chromatic aberration with any light source.
Histomount is effective with most clearing agents when used as a liquid cover slip or as a permanent mounting medium for traditional glass cover slipping. A dip stick providing an optimal amount of Histomount is provided with each 100ml bottle.

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
19479 Histomount™ 100ml $37.15
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SDS (121KB PDF) - There are Hazard Shipping Fees associated with this product. - Hazard Shipping Fees

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
19480 Histomount™ 450ml $53.00
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SDS (121KB PDF) - There are Hazard Shipping Fees associated with this product. - Hazard Shipping Fees



Shur Mount liquid coverglass & mounting medium

SHUR/Mount™ Toluene-Based Liquid Mounting Medium

for mounting and preservation of microscope slide specimens.

SDS (139KB PDF) - There are Hazard Shipping Fees associated with this product. Hazard Shipping Fees

Prod # Description Unit Qty Price Order / Quote
27214 SHUR/Mount™ Toluene-Based Liquid Mounting Medium, 4 oz. each 1-11 $33.95
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12+ 32.25




Mounting Medium in a Tube, Mount-Quick

Mount-Quick Mounting Medium in a Tube

Total control over dispensed drops. No change in density. Mount-Quick dries quickly with high transparency and no bubbles. It will not fade or deteriorate. It is soluble in xylene. Uniquely used as a tissue transfer medium. See Technical Note for details.

Density: 40% solids
Specific Gravity: 0.89SP
Viscosity: 33cP (25°)

SDS (89KB PDF)
PELCO® Technical Notes, 19478 (174KB PDF)

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
19478 Mount-Quick, Mounting Medium in a Tube, 30ccm each $9.65
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Cargille Meltmount™ for Microscopy and Optical Coupling

The Cargille Meltmount™ series of mounting media are specially formulated optical-quality thermoplastics for use in microscope slide mounting and in other optical coupling applications

  • Cargille Meltmounts™ Are:
  • Instant - they are thermal mountants and require "no oven time"
  • 100% usable - contain no solvents
  • Less Expensive per slide
  • Reversible - thermally, for particle retrieval or re-orientation
  • Soluble - in toluene if needed 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
  • Direct replacements for "older style" media
Old Media Meltmounts Equivalent
Canada Balsam Meltmount 1.539
Aroclor 5442 Meltmount 1.662
Naphrax Meltmount 1.704

Notes on use:

  • Meltmount is a Thermal Plastic Material. This means its viscosity is dependent on temperature (inversely dependent). As the temperature increases the viscosity decreases. There is no sharp melting point. Being thermal plastic, it is capable of "cold flow". This means the Meltmount, the specimen, the slide, and the cover slip can all move independently of each other given a mix of time, temperature, and lateral pressure or gravity.
  • Storage of prepared slide: treat them as the valuable items they are. Store:
    • Flat, cover slip on top
    • In the dark
    • Away from dust and fumes
    • At 60° to 85°F. Meltmount is meant to be thermally reversible, don't allow this to happen inadvertently by storing or transporting prepared slide above 85°F.


QUICK-STICK™
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Cargille Meltmount is now available in a convenient stick form called Quick-Stick. It can be used to make permanent microscope slide mounts quickly.
Quick-Stick can be applied to a slide on a hotplate. As soon as the specimen and cover glass 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.
Meltmount™ Price List and Description

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

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
19580 Meltmount™ 1.539 1 oz. $76.60
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19581 Meltmount™ 1.539 Quick-Stick™ 2/3 oz. 71.90
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Meltmount™ for Chrysotile Asbestos
Meltmount™ for Chrysotile Asbestos has a refractive index (nD @ 25°C) of 1.550 and has dispersion characteristics making it appropriate for mounting chrysotile asbestos.
MSDS

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
19582 Meltmount™ for Chrysotile 1 oz. $151.60
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Meltmount™ 1.582
Meltmount™ 1.582 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.
MSDS

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
19584 Meltmount™ 1.582 1 oz. $76.60
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19585 Meltmount™ 1.582 Quick-Stick™ 2/3 oz. 71.90
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Meltmount™ 1.605
Meltmount™ 1.605 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.
MSDS

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
19586 Meltmount™ 1.605 1 oz. $76.60
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19587 Meltmount™ 1.605 Quick-Stick™ 2/3 oz. 71.90
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Meltmount™ 1.662
Meltmount™ 1.662 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.
MSDS

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
19588 Meltmount™ 1.662 1 oz. $76.60
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19589 Meltmount™ 1.662 Quick-Stick™ 2/3 oz. 71.90
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Meltmount™ 1.680
Meltmount™ 1.680 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.
MSDS

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
19590 Meltmount™ 1.680 1 oz. $76.60
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19591 Meltmount™ 1.680 Quick-Stick™ 2/3 oz. 71.90
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Meltmount™ 1.704
Meltmount™ 1.704 has a refractive index (ND @ 25°C) of 1.704, similar to naphrax, and an Abbe V dispersion of 24.
MSDS

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
19592 Meltmount™ 1.704 1 oz. $76.60
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19593 Meltmount™ 1.704 Quick-Stick™ 2/3 oz. 71.90
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mounting media/balsam bottle

Mounting Media / Balsam Bottle

Ideal for applying mounting media. Provided with a glass applicator block and glass cap. Cap is ground to the shoulder of the bottle to form a seal. Made of “810” soda lime glass. Capacity: 100ml. Diameter: 17mm (.67"). Height: 100mm (3.94"). (supplied without media)

Prod # Description Unit Qty Price Order / Quote
21033 Mounting Media/Balsam Bottle each 1-5 $31.25
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6+ 29.68




Aqueous Mounting Media

Mount-Quick Aqueous Mounting Medium

Mount-Quick Aqueous, a water-based mounting media, has been developed for use with lipid sections, immunohistochemical stained sections and AEC method stains. Available in 30ml dropper bottle.

Refractive index: 1.41
Specific Gravity: 0.88 so
Viscosity: 33 cps @ 25°C
pH: 7.0

MSDS (90KB PDF)

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
19477 Mount-Quick Aqueous Mounting Medium, One Bottle of 30ml each $20.90
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aqua poly mount

SHUR/Mount™
Liquid Coverglass & Mounting Medium

SHUR/Mount™ Aqua-Poly/Mount, designed for coverslipping slides directly from water. As it is water based and non-fluorescing, it is applicable for immuno-fluorescent techniques as it enhances and restains fluorescent stains.

SDS (52KB PDF)

Prod # Description Unit Qty Price Order / Quote
27212 SHUR/Mount™ Aqua-Poly/Mount, 20ml each 1-3 $79.99
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4+ 75.99




Fluoromount-G™ Mounting Media

Fluoromount-G™ - A water-soluble, non-fluorescing mounting media for cover slipping slides after a staining procedure with an aqueous final step.

This mounting media will have a semi-permanent seal for long-term storage. Fluoromount-G™ may be used with cell preparations and tissue sections.

SDS (129KB PDF)

PELCO® Technical Notes, 19475 (285KB PDF)

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
19475 Fluoromount-G™ Mounting Media, 25ml each $94.00
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Citifluor Antifadent Solutions

Citifluor provides a range of antifadent mounting media which greatly reduces the fading of the fluorescence from FITC, rhodamine, Hoechst, Alexa, Green Fluorescent Protein, cyanine dyes, Texas Red, and phycoerythins. A range of antifadent mountants are available in either glycerol based or glycerol free solutions. Citifluor mountant can either be permanent (hardening) or not (non-hardening) depending on your labeling requirements.

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citifluor fluorescent antifade mounting medium The use of fluorescent labels and markers is now widespread and immuno-fluorescence, which relies on the use of antibodies tagged with labels such as fluorescein, is a well-established technique.

A common problem associated with the microscopical examination of these materials is that the illumination used for stimulating the fluorescence also causes degradation of the label and this causes fading of fluorescence. This also is a problem when trying to visualize materials having a low level of labeling. The photofading of labeled materials can be retarded by the use of the Citifluor mountants.

Antifadent (AF) Solutions
The antifadent solutions AF-1, AF-2 and AF-3 were specifically developed for use with FITC polyclonal antibodies but their use is now far more widespread. They show improved signal preservation with many other fluorochromes including rhodamines and DAPI. AF4 contains the antifadent propyl gallate, which is particularly suitable for use with DAPI and Alexa dye-stained materials, as well as FITC-labelled materials.

AF-1 - Glycerol-phosphate buffered solution containing antifadent for use with labeled tissue and dead cells. Available in two sizes.
 

Citifluor Aqueous Mounting Media

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
Gycerol based solutions
19470 AF-1, Glycerol-PBS, with antifadent designed for antibodies labeled with FITC, also prevents photobleaching of DAPI, rhodamines, Hoechst, Alexa, cyanine dues, Texas Red, and GFP, 25ml each $114.00
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19470-1 100ml each 228.85
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I - SDS (46KB PDF)
 
19472 AF-2, Glycerol with an antifadent optically transparent from 300 to 750nm, stops photobleaching of DAPI, rhodamines, Hoechst, Alexa, cyanine dues, Texas Red, and GFP, 25ml each 81.65
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19472-1 100ml each 193.75
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I - SDS (110KB PDF)
Glycerol solution, additives.
19476 AF-4, Glycerol with an antifade reagent n-propyl gallate, reduces photobleaching of rhodamine and FITC, optically transparent from 400 to 750nm, 25ml each 84.90
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19491 AF-200 Glycerol solution containing a non-basic antifadent, high viscosity and designed for use with specimens labeled with DAPI, CY and Hoechst dye, 10ml each 77.90
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I - SDS (315KB PDF)
 
19492 AF-300 Glycerol solution of an amine-based antifadent, high viscosity and designed for use with a wide range of fluorochromes, 10m each 74.50
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I - SDS (111KB PDF)
 
Glycerol-based solutions with high refractive index (~1.52)
19493 CFM1 Glycerol-PBS solution used for transmission and epifluorescence microscopy, 10ml each 51.75
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I - SDS (109KB PDF)
 
19494 CFM1/AF Glycerol-PBS solution + antifadent, 10ml each 84.80
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I - SDS (48KB PDF)
 
19495 CFM2 Glycerol-tris amine buffered solution, pH 8.5, 10ml each 51.75
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I - SDS (109KB PDF)
 
19496 CFM3 Glycerol-based solution that contains an antifadent that isn’t an amine, 10ml each 75.25
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I - SDS (111KB PDF)
 
Glycerol free solutions
19474 AF-3 PBS solution containing an amine-based antifadent for live cell imaging, 25ml each 77.90
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19474-1 100ml each 216.75
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I - SDS(106K PDF)
 
19490 AF-100 PBS solution with amine-based antifadent, 5ml
NOTE: can be used with 19497 or 19499
each 14.50
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I - SDS (47KB PDF)
 
19497 UVM1 methacrylate-based solution on exposure to light hardens to clear film. Totally water miscible (ratio of UVM1 to AF100 10:1), 10ml each 77.90
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I - MSDS (69KB PDF)
 
19499 UVM3 is a high refractive index methacrylate- based solution designed to be used with AF100 where fluorochrome fading is a problem. The solutions on exposure to light harden to give clear film. UVM-3 is totally water miscible (ratio of UVM3 to AF100 10:1), 10ml each 77.90
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I - MSDS (68KB PDF)
 
19498 UVM2 methacrylate based solution containing an anti-bleaching agent, which on exposure to light hardens to give clear film. It is totally water miscible, 10ml each 77.90
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I - MSDS (90KB PDF)
 
19469 Citifluor Solid Mountant Kit – 25ml PVA, PBS solution with anti-fadent, 30ml
Components are mixed, applied to specimen and allowed to dry to a clear film.
each 95.00
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C - SDS for Citifluor AF100 Antifadent Solution, 25ml (47KB PDF)
U - SDS for Citifluor CFPVOH Solution, 5ml (44KB PDF)
Contains anti-fading solution. Suitable for preventing fading of dyes such as DAPI which have the tendency to disperse in glycerol based mounting solutions.


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