Sakura OCT cryo embedding compound is a water soluable blend of glycols and resins that provides a stable specimen matrix for cryostat tissue sectioning at temperatures of -10C and below. The compound has the form of a gel at room temperature, but is solidified at -10°C and below. It can be easily removed with water and/or alcohol at room temperatures. Although developed and optimized for cryo ultra microtomes, it is also an excellent mounting medium for SEM cryo stages and cold stages. The OCT compound is a non-conductive material by nature, but conductivity can be introduced by mixing it with carbon powder.
Features of the Sakura OCT embedding compound are: