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101691 Canada balsam

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Catalogue NumberPackaging Qty/Pack
1016910025 Glass bottle 25 ml
1016910100 Glass bottle 100 ml
Catalogue Number101691
DescriptionCanada balsam
OverviewCanada balsam for microscopy, is a commonly used mounting medium to prepare permanent slides for microscopy. It is produced from the resin of the balsam fir tree and its use can be combined with xylene-containing specimens. Canada balsam is an IVD product and CE registered. For more details, please see instructions for use (IFU). The IFU can be downloaded from this webpage.

Refractive index (20°C) 1.515 - 1.530
Density (20°C / 4°C) 0.980 g/cm3
Viscosity (20°C) 3000 mPa*s
Product Information
CAS number8007-47-4
EC number232-362-2
HS Code3301 30 00
Quality LevelMQ400
Applicationfor microscopy
Biological Information
Physicochemical Information
Density0.98 g/cm3 (20 °C)
Flash point39 °C
Materials Information
Toxicological Information
LD 50 oralLD50 Rat > 5000 mg/kg
LD 50 dermalLD50 Rabbit > 5000 mg/kg
Safety Information according to GHS
Hazard Pictogram(s) Hazard Pictogram(s)
Hazard Statement(s)H226: Flammable liquid and vapour.
Precautionary Statement(s)P210: Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking.
P233: Keep container tightly closed.
P240: Ground and bond container and receiving equipment.
P241: Use explosion-proof electrical/ ventilating/ lighting equipment.
P242: Use non-sparking tools.
P243: Take action to prevent static discharges.
Signal WordWarning
Storage class3 Flammable liquids
WGKWGK 2 obviously hazardous to water
Relatively unreactive organic reagents should be collected in container A. If halogenated, they should be collected in container B. For solid residues use container C.
Safety Information
Categories of dangerflammable
Product Usage Statements
Storage and Shipping Information
Packaging Information
Transport Information
Declaration (railroad and road) ADR, RIDUN 1993 , 3, III
Declaration (transport by air) IATA-DGRUN 1993 , 3, III
Declaration (transport by sea) IMDG-CodeUN 1993 , 3, III
Supplemental Information
Appearancenearly clear, yellow resinous
Refractive index (n 20/D)1.515 - 1.530
Turbidity≤ 2 NTU
Acid value75 - 90
Loss on drying (120 °C)≤ 35 %
Suitability for microscopypasses test
Global Trade Item Number
Catalogue Number GTIN
1016910025 04022536023632
1016910100 04022536023649