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Bouin′s solution

histological fixative

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Synonym(s):
Bouin’s fluid
MDL number:
NACRES:
NA.47

shelf life

Expiry date on the label

composition

acetic acid, 5%
formaldehyde, 9%
picric acid, 0.9%

color

yellow

application(s)

hematology
histology

storage temp.

room temp

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General description

Bouin′s solution is a noncoagulant yellow stain fixative. It imposes shrinkage on tissues when used as preservative due to its picric acid component. It is majorly used in ureteroscopic biopsies. It preserves morphological and nuclear information in tissues upon fixation.

Application

Bouin′s solution has been used:
  • in the staining of human liver biopsy tissue samples for two-photon excited fluorescence (TPEF) and second-harmonic generation (SHG) imaging
  • in the fixation of rat ovaries for the observing follicle cells using microscopy
  • in the fixation of gonads of crab for morphological and histological analysis

Prepared with saturated picric acid, formaldehyde and acetic acid. Excellent fixative for preserving soft and delicate structures. Used as a mordant in various trichrome procedures.

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Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 3 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 4 Dermal - Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Carc. 1B - Eye Irrit. 2 - Muta. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2 - Skin Sens. 1 - STOT SE 2 - STOT SE 3

target_organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class

6.1C - Combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic compounds or compounds which causing chronic effects

wgk_germany

WGK 3

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Faceshields, Gloves, Goggles, type ABEK (EN14387) respirator filter


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