scientificprotocols authored over 7 years ago

Author: University of Nottingham Medical School Division of Histopathology


  1. Dissolve 5g of gelatine in 1 litre of distilled water. Do not heat over 60C.
  2. When the gelatine has dissolved add 0.5g of chrome alum (chromic potassium sulphate).
  3. Cool and dip racks of slides or coverslips into the solution.
  4. Drain slides and coverslips onto paper tissue.
  5. Dry overnight in a 37C incubator.


The solution ON USE has to be warm but not hot. It can be kept in a refrigerator overnight and re-warmed on a hot plate so that the method can be repeated.


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