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