Meltmount Thermoplastic Liquid Mounting Media, RI 1.539, Code 53, 1 fl.oz (30 ml), Cargille
Specially formulated optical-quality thermoplastics for use in microscope slide mounting and in other optical coupling applications
- Instantaneous mounting, no “oven time” required.
- Fluid at 65°C.
- Contains no solvents.
- Thermally reversible, excellent for particle retrieval or re-orientation.
- Soluble in toluene.
- Less expense per slide.
- Direct replacements for “older style” media.
This product has a refractive index (nD@ 25° C) of 1.539 and an Abbe V dispersion of 45 making it optically similar to Canada Balsam and therefore, ideal for the mounting of many biological specimens but without the long drying time of Canada Balsam.
Meltmount Usage Instructions
Meltmount is a Thermal Plastic Material. This means its viscosity is dependent on temperature. As the temperature increases the viscosity decreases. There is no sharp melting point. Being thermal plastic, it is capable of “cold flow”. This means the Meltmount, the specimen, the slide, and the coverslip can all move independently of each other given a mix of time, temperature, and lateral pressure or gravity.
Treat slides prepared with Meltmount as the valuable items they are. Instructions for storage of prepared slide:
- Flat, coverslip on top (We recommend:Plastic Slide Mailer)
- In the dark
- Away from dust and fumes
At 60° to 85°C. Meltmount is thermally reversible. So that this does not happen inadvertently, does not store or transport slides above 35°C.