Cargille Meltmount™ (optical quality) is a series of mounting media which are specifically formulated for use in microscope slide mounting and in other optical coupling applications.
– Instant thermal mountants that require “no-oven-time”
– 100% Usable; contains no solvents
– Reversible, thermally, for particle retrieval or re-orientation
– Soluble in toluene for special techniques or clean-up
– Fluid at 65°C, a temperature chosen because it makes a permanent mount and protects the majority of specimens from thermal changes
– It is a direct replacement for old mounting mediums (Canada Balsam, Aroclor 5442, Naphrax…)
Melt Mount is also available in a Quick-Stick™ form which can be used to make permanent microscope slide mounts quickly. These Melt Mount sticks can be applied to a slide on a hotplate. As soon as the specimen and coverglass 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. Each Quick-Stick™ weighs approximately 2/3 oz. (18g).
1. Meltmount™ 1.539
Has a refractive index (nD @ 25°C) of 1.539 and an Abbe V dispersion of 45. Its optically similar to Canada Balsam and therefore ideal for mounting many biological specimens but without the long drying time of Canada Balsam.
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3. Meltmount™ 1.582
It 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.
4. Meltmount™ 1.605
It 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.
5. Meltmount™ 1.662
It 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.
6. Meltmount™ 1.680
It 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.
7. Meltmount™ 1.704
It has a refractive index (nD @ 25°C) of 1.704 and an Abbe V dispersion of 24, similar to Naphrax.