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HistoChoice® Clearing Agent

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Quality Level

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0.760-0.820 g/mL



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storage temp.

room temp

General description

HistoChoice® is a patented, complex mixture of agents that allow tissues to retain their structure, antigenic sites and nucleic acid sites. This formulation in non-citrus, contains no mercury, formaldehyde or glutaraldehyde.

We are committed to bringing you Greener Alternative Products, which adhere to one or more of The 12 Principles of Greener Chemistry. This product has Inherently Safer Chemistry, compared to the standard use of formalin for tissue processing.


HistoChoice® Clearing Agent is suitable as an alternative to toluene and xylene for dewaxing paraffin tissue sections. Prepared slides are suitable for antibody probing applications and in situ hybridizations.

Features and Benefits

  • Non-toxic and odorless
  • Preserves native antigenic and nucleic acid sites
  • Tissues retain original structure

Legal Information

HistoChoice is a registered trademark of Amresco, Inc.


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Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Eye Irrit. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids



Flash Point(F)

142.0 °F

Flash Point(C)

61.1 °C

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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  1. Which document(s) contains shelf-life or expiration date information for a given product?

    If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.

  2. How do I get lot-specific information or a Certificate of Analysis?

    The lot specific COA document can be found by entering the lot number above under the "Documents" section.

  3. How do I find price and availability?

    There are several ways to find pricing and availability for our products. Once you log onto our website, you will find the price and availability displayed on the product detail page. You can contact any of our Customer Sales and Service offices to receive a quote.  USA customers:  1-800-325-3010 or view local office numbers.

  4. What is the Department of Transportation shipping information for this product?

    Transportation information can be found in Section 14 of the product's (M)SDS.To access the shipping information for this material, use the link on the product detail page for the product. 

  5. Is HistoChoice Clearing Agent, product H2779, compatible with polycarbonate?

    The supplier of HistoChoice Clearing Agent has reported no incompatibilities were observed when polycarbonate was exposed to HistoChoice Clearning Agent for at least 1 hour.

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