|Mercuric chloride||to saturation|
|Combine equal parts of solutions A and B just before use.|
The working solution is stable for a few days.
This solution is used for cytological components. Kiernan notes that it is suitable for the Golgi apparatus. It should fix fairly rapidly, a few to several hours, and should be washed afterwards to remove excess osmium tetroxide.
Histological & Histochemical Methods, Ed. 3,
Butterworth Heinemann, Oxford, UK.