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Alternative to methanol? - (Jul/09/2009 )

Hi guys,

I'm currently using methanol to store invertebrate embryos at -20C.
I would prefer to switch to something less toxic. Has anyone used anything else successfully?



Try ethanol, maybe?


Methanol is "toxic" if you drink it - so is ethanol if you drink enough. Most of the stuff in labs has a risk and methanol's is easily managed - why are you so worried?