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Zenker's fixative

Alternative eponyms

  • Zenker’s liquid
  • Zenker's solution

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A rapid nuclear fixative used as a mordant in some staining procedures.

Description

A rapid nuclear fixative used as a mordant in some staining procedures. The reagents of the stock solution are mercuric chloride, potassium bichromate and sodium sulphate. The working solution consists of 95 % Zenker stock + 5 % glacial acetic acid.

When glacial acetic acid has been replaced by formalin, it is called formol-Zenker fixative

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