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Glycerol Gelatin

aqueous slide mounting medium

Synonym(s):
Glycerol jelly
NACRES:
NA.47

Quality Level

form

liquid

application(s)

hematology
histology

storage temp.

2-8°C

General description

Glycerol alters the hygroscopic property of gelatin and its permeability to water vapour.[1] Glycerol Gelatin or glycerine jelly medium is an aqueous slide mounting media, used for mounting samples in microscopy and histology.[2]

Application

Glycerol Gelatin has been used for mounting endometrial tissue[3] and pancreatic sections[4] for microscopic examination. It has also been used for the immobilization and mounting of helminth eggs for on chip image analysis.[5]

Components

Prepared with gelatin, glycerol and phenol. Very similar in composition to Kaiser′s glycerol jelly.

Preparation Note

Product must be warmed to 55-60 °C before use. At ~37 °C the product returns to semi-solid state.

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Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Eye Irrit. 2 - Muta. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

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