C1795 Sigma-Aldrich

Canada balsam

Mounting medium for microscopy

Synonym: Balsam Canada


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refractive index   n20/D 1.522(lit.)
density   0.99 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)


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Canada Balsam is a natural mounting medium obtained from balsam fir trees. The optical properties are nearly identical with those of glass. Specimens must be dehydrated. Permanent slides mounted with Canada Balsam have been stored for over a century.


25, 100 mL in glass bottle

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