Recovery of Osmium Tetroxide From Used Fixative Solutions

  • J. A. Kiernan
  • Journal of Microscopy, May 1978, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2818.1978.tb00096.x

Recycling of osmium tetroxide in the laboratory

What is it about?

This papers explains how used electron microscopy post-fixative solutions (buffered osmium tetrixide) can be puried, recycled and used again.

Why is it important?

Osmium tetroxide is very expensive, and should not be wasted.


Dr John A Kiernan
Western University

Due attention to lab safety is needed when carrying out the recovery procedure.

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