What is it about?

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

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Why is it important?

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


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

Dr John A Kiernan
Western University

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This page is a summary of: Recovery of Osmium Tetroxide From Used Fixative Solutions, Journal of Microscopy, May 1978, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2818.1978.tb00096.x.
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