Hexamethyldisilazane (DG)

HEXAMETHYLDISILAZANE (HMDS)  For fast preparation of soft insect tissues, also bacteria and some other "hardy" specimens in lieu of CPD.

F.W. 161.40 B.P. 126.7 deg. C. 

Method: After complete dehydration up to 2 changes in abs. ethanol, treat specimens for 10min. in 1:1 ethanol : HMDS and then 3x10 min. in pure HMDS. Dry specimen on filter paper in a glass petri dish with the lid ajar within a fume hood.
Slower drying by refrigerating the Petri dish overnight (and warming it up before opening to avoid condensation) may be beneficial with sensitive specimens.

Int.J.Insect.Morph.Embryol., 12(4),201 (1983); Stain Tech., 58(6),347 (1983)

Store at room temperature


Code Title Pack Size Availability Price Updated: 11-08-2022
C108 Hexamethyldisilazane (DG) 100mL See above $104.00 AUD