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S. Kesava Priya , Dr. Abilasha R



Chloroform, Xylene, Toluene, Paraffin, Methyl benzoate, methyl salicylate, and citrus fruit oils are examples of clearing agents. Xylene is a natural clearing agent that is miscible with both alcohol and paraffin wax. Clearing is done to extract alcohol from tissues and substitute it with a fluid that is miscible with wax and must be impregnated into the tissue. Because the dehydrating agents are not miscible with paraffin, a clearing agent is required. Both the dehydrating agent and the paraffin wax are miscible with the clearing agent. The main aim of this study is to know the alternatives of clearing agents. The types of clearing agents will be Benzene, Xylene, Toluene, Chloroform, Petroleum ether, Oil of wintergreen (Methyl salicylate), Cedar wood oil, Carbon tetrachloride, Clove oil, Dioxane, Aniline oil. Good clearing agent should remove alcohol quickly, Clear quickly without overhardening, Should not dissolve out aniline dyes, Should not evaporate too quickly in a wax bath.


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Dr. Abilasha R , S. K. P. ,. (2024). ALTERNATIVES TO CLEARING AGENTS - A REVIEW. Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum, 34(3s), 1442–1445. Retrieved from

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