Cyanoacrylate glue as an alternative mounting medium for resin-embedded semithin sections

Liu, Pei-Yun., Phillips, Gael E, Kempf, Margit, Cuttle, Leila, Kimble, Roy M, & McMillan, James R (2010) Cyanoacrylate glue as an alternative mounting medium for resin-embedded semithin sections. Journal of Electron Microscopy, 59(1), pp. 87-90.

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Commercially available generic Superglue (cyanoacrylate glue) can be used as an alternative mounting medium for stained resin-embedded semithin sections. It is colourless and contains a volatile, quick-setting solvent that produces permanent mounts of semithin sections for immediate inspection under the light microscope. Here, we compare the use of cyanoacrylate glue for mounting semithin sections with classical dibutyl phthalate xylene (DPX) in terms of practical usefulness, effectiveness and the quality of the final microscopic image.

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ID Code: 67211
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Liu, Pei-Yun Phillips, Gael E Kempf, Margit Cuttle, Leila Kimble, Roy M McMillan, James R eng Comparative Study Evaluation Studies Letter Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't Japan 2009/08/12 09:00 J Electron Microsc (Tokyo). 2010;59(1):87-90. doi: 10.1093/jmicro/dfp040. Epub 2009 Aug 8.
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Keywords: Adhesives, Cyanoacrylates, Dibutyl Phthalate, Epoxy Resins, Histocytological Preparation Techniques/*methods, Humans, Microscopy, Electron, Transmission, Plastic Embedding, Xylenes
DOI: 10.1093/jmicro/dfp040
ISSN: 1477-9986
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Biomedical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright The Author 2009. Published by Oxford University Press [on behalf of Japanese Society of Microscopy]. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail:
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Last Modified: 25 Mar 2014 05:49

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