Difference between revisions of "Lugol's iodine"

From CAMEO
Jump to: navigation, search
(talk)
 
(Description)
 
Line 1: Line 1:
 
== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
An aqueous solution of iodine/iodide composed of 0.5 g of [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=iodine iodine] and 1.0 g of [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=potassium%20iodide potassium iodide] dissolved in 50 ml of water. Lugol's iodine is used to remove excess [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=mercuric%20chloride mercuric chloride] fixatives from tissue preparations. Lugol's iodine has also been used to remove blackened [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=mercuric%20sulfide%2C%20black mercuric sulfide] stains from herbarium sheets (Hawks and Bell 1999).
+
An aqueous solution of iodine/iodide composed of 0.5 g of [[iodine]] and 1.0 g of [[potassium iodide]] dissolved in 50 ml of water. Lugol's iodine is used to remove excess [[mercuric chloride]] fixatives from tissue preparations. Lugol's iodine has also been used to remove blackened [[mercuric sulfide, black|mercuric sulfide]] stains from herbarium sheets (Hawks and Bell 1999).
  
 
== Additional Information ==
 
== Additional Information ==

Latest revision as of 14:23, 21 January 2014

Description

An aqueous solution of iodine/iodide composed of 0.5 g of iodine and 1.0 g of potassium iodide dissolved in 50 ml of water. Lugol's iodine is used to remove excess mercuric chloride fixatives from tissue preparations. Lugol's iodine has also been used to remove blackened mercuric sulfide stains from herbarium sheets (Hawks and Bell 1999).

Additional Information

° C.Hawks, D.Bell, "Removal of Stains Caused by Mercuric Chloride Treatments from Herbarium Sheet Labels" in ICOM Preprints, Lyon, 1999. p. 723-727.