Adhesives for Pleurax

I have a good adhesive developed for Pleurax.
If you have any questions, please contact me: MichelHaak@diatoms.eu
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Adhesive for mounting diatoms in Pleurax
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0.05 grams Polyacrylamide
120 grams Distilled water
2 grams Isopropyl alcohol
Magnetic stirrer
Buchner & Filter paper
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Stock solution for the adhesive.

1*) Dissolve 0.05 grams of Polyacrylamide in 100 grams of hot distilled water on a magnetic stirrer.
This stock solution has a limited shelf life.
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Adhesive (have a shelf life of a few days)

2*) Take 1,5 grams of this solution and mix with 20 grams of distilled water and 2 grams of Isopropyl alcohol.
3*) After mixing, filter through filter paper.
4*) Place a small drop of this solution on a clean cover glass and let it dry over a few minutes.
5*) Arrange the diatoms on the cover glass and gently exhale on the slide until the cover glass is slightly damp.
After drying you can finish the preparation and make the permanent mount.

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PLEASE NOTE IT !!!!!!!

Polyacrylamide is a very heavy thickening material.
Use max. 0,05% polyacrylamide in distilled water.
Never throw the solution or the Polyacrylamide itself down the sink; it can cause a serious blockage in the drain pipes and sewer systems, and can seriously disrupt the cleaning process at the wastewater treatment plant. Put it in the general waste bin.