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Bouin′s solution

Synonym(s):
Bouin’s fluid
MDL number:
NACRES:
NA.47

Quality Level

shelf life

Expiry date on the label

composition

acetic acid, 5%
formaldehyde, 9%
picric acid, 0.9%

color

yellow

application(s)

hematology
histology

storage temp.

room temp

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General description

Bouin′s solution is a noncoagulant yellow stain fixative that consists of saturated picric acid, formaldehyde, and acetic acid.

Application

Bouin′s solution is an excellent fixative for preserving soft and delicate structures. It is used as a mordant in various trichrome procedures.
Additionally, it has been used for the following purposes-
  • staining of human liver biopsy tissue samples for two-photon excited fluorescence (TPEF) and second-harmonic generation (SHG) imaging
  • fixation of rat ovaries for the observing follicle cells using microscopy
  • fixation of gonads of crab for morphological and histological analysis
Prepared with saturated picric acid, formaldehyde and acetic acid. Excellent fixative for preserving soft and delicate structures. Used as a mordant in various trichrome procedures.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Bouin′s solution causes shrinkage of tissues when used as a preservative due to its picric acid component. It preserves morphological and nuclear information in tissues upon fixation.

Pictograms

Skull and crossbonesHealth hazard

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 3 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Carc. 1B - Eye Irrit. 2 - Muta. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2 - Skin Sens. 1 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

6.1C - Combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic compounds or compounds which causing chronic effects

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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