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Cargille Mounting Media
Cargille MeltmountTM for Microscopy and Optical Coupling
The Cargille MeltmountTM series of mounting media are specially formulated optical-quality thermoplastics for use in microscope slide mounting and in other optical coupling applications
Cargille MeltmountsTM Are:
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MeltmountTM Price List and Description
Meltmount* 1.539 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 mounting many biological specimens but without the long drying time of Canada Balsam.
Meltmount* Code 25761 has dispersion characteristics making it appropriate for mounting chrysotile asbestos.
Meltmount* 1.582 has a refractive index (ND @ 25°C) of 1.582 and an Abbe V dispersion of 33. Its optical clarity makes it the preferred choice for minimum visible absorption.
Meltmount* 1.605 has a refractive index (ND @ 25°C) of 1.605 and an Abbe V dispersion of 30, making it appropriate for mounting asbestiform Tremolite, Anthophyllite, and Actinolite.
Meltmount* 1.662 has a refractive index (ND @ 25°C) of 1.662 and an Abbe V dispersion of 26, optically similar to Aroclor 5442, but is PCB-free.
Meltmount* 1.680 has a refractive index (ND @ 25°C) of 1.680 and an Abbe V dispersion of 25, making it appropriate for mounting Amosite and Crocidolite asbestos.
Meltmount* 1.704 has a refractive index (ND @ 25°C) of 1.704, similar to naphrax, and an Abbe V dispersion of 24.
Cargille Meltmount* is now available in a convenient stick form called Quick-Stick*. It can be used to make permanent microscope slide mounts quickly.
Quick-Stick* can be applied to a slide on a hotplate. As soon as the specimen and cover glass are positioned and the slide is cooled, you have a permanent prepared slide that can be reversed by reheating, if you should wish to retrieve a particular particle.
A comprehensive Refractive Index R&D Laboratory, Cargille Laboratories has the technology required for innovative product development and quality control. To better serve the scientific community the Cargille R&D Lab will develop custom formulations for unusual and specialized applications.
*Meltmount and Quick-Stick are Trade Names of Cargille Laboratories, Inc.
All prices are subject to change without notice. Please contact us to confirm prices.