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hastens dehydration process

heat

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reagent that ensures complete dehydration

anhydrous copper sulfate

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reagent which absorbs any water present

anhydrous copper sulfate

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color change for anhydrous copper sulfate

colorless to whitish blue

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commonly used solutions for dehydration

alcohol, acetone, dioxane

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for delicate tissues, at what concentration must dehydration start

30%

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also called grain alcohol

ethyl alcohol

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also called wood alcohol

methyl alcohol

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also called rubbing alcohol

isopropyl alcohol

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alcohol: not expensive, not toxic

ethyl alcohol

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what smears, use of MetOH

bone marrow and blood smears

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disadv of MetOH

toxic, can cause blindness

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disadv of Butyl alcohol

slow acting and not routinely used in lab

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what smears, use of isopropyl alcohol

compression smears

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use of Butyl alcohol

plant and animal microtechniques

16

used for most urgent biopsies

acetone method

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rapid dehydrant but causes excessive shrinkage

acetone

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length of dehydration when using acetone

1/2 to 2 hours

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unique reagent

dioxane/ diethylene dioxide

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dual purpose of dioxane/ diethylene dioxide

dehydrating and clearing agent

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miscible with both water and molten paraffin wax

dioxane

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Disadv of __
highly toxic
expensive
sections prone to fall out of surrounding wax

dioxane

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should be used only in a well-ventilated lab
any residue should be washed down the sink

dioxane

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excellent dehydrating and clearing agent

dioxane

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2 Methods for dioxane

Weiseberger's
Graupner's

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also a dehydrating and clearing agent aside from dioxane

tetrahydrofuran

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can dissolve many substances including fats

tetrahydrofuran

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miscible with lower alcohols, ether, chloroform, acetone, benzene, xylene

THF

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less shrinkage and easier cutting of sections with fewer artifacts

THF

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does not dissolve out aniline dyes

THF

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